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Jinya Chen
Vice President, Alcoa
President, Asia Pacific Region
Beijing
 
Jinya Chen joined Alcoa in 2007 as president, Asia-Pacific Region, responsible for Alcoa’s growing business activities in the region.  Since that time, Alcoa has expanded in the fast-growing and strategically important region.  In June 2011, Jinya was elected a vice president of Alcoa and was given overall responsibility for developing and driving all aspects of Alcoa’s strategy to expand in this market.  Besides leading business development in the region, he has accountability for business functions, including legal, finance, corporate affairs, government relations and human resources. 
 
Alcoa currently has 35 operating locations throughout China and other Asia-Pacific nations.  Its operations in China manufacture aluminum sheet, fasteners, components and parts for the automotive and aerospace industries.  Other Asia operations include forgings and extrusions in Korea, and forged wheels and precision investment castings in Japan.  In addition, a research center, financial services, and sales and administrative offices are based in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul and India. 
 
Before coming to Alcoa, Jinya worked for 12 years with General Motors and Delphi Corporation in a series of legal and operational assignments in China.  He led Delphi’s Asia Pacific Electronics and Safety group, served as general manager of its China Technical Center, and was President, China Operations, where he led business development for five divisions of Delphi.  From 1999 - 2004, he was General Counsel, Asia Pacific for Delphi, managing the practice areas in Asia-Pacific countries. He joined General Motors in 1995 as regional counsel, responsible for issues in China, Taiwan, India, and other Asia-Pacific nations.  Earlier in his career, he worked as an attorney in the law office of Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 
Jinya graduated from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, with an Economics degree in 1982.  He obtained a law degree in 1985 from East China Institute of Politics and Law in Shanghai and a master in law from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor in 1988.  He is a member of the American and Michigan Bar Association and is a U.S. citizen. 
 
Jinya was born in Shanghai, China.  He and his wife, Shiyan, have two children.