Nan founded and is President of MEF, a leading standards/certification organization in the networking industry with aggregated MEF member market capitalization of $2 trillion. He also co-founded CENX (acquired by Ericsson), a pioneer and leader in service orchestration solutions for software defined and virtualized networks. Previously, Nan held executive/management positions at Atrica (acquired by Nokia) and Bay Networks/SynOptics (acquired by Nortel).
Nan has been well-recognized with awards/accolades, including the Leader of the Year in telecom, and one of the 100 Most Influential People in the Industry. In his past life, Nan was a record holder for pole vault at Beijing University.