Our founder and key shareholder, James Chen, is a venture philanthropist who has become gripped by one issue: 2.5 billion people still struggle with poor vision without treatment. He co-founded Adlens to investigate the technology, followed by Vision for a Nation a charity supporting emerging nations – starting with Rwanda – in providing affordable glasses and primary eye care. Recently James launched the Clearly campaign to inspire promote greater awareness of the global vision issue. His mission is to see a world where everyone has access to vision correction.
John is the one who knits it together. Mesmerized by the juggling people do to ensure they have glasses to hand, he knows there’s a better way. An engineer by training, he’s built his experience in tech and consumer growth businesses. When not at work a bicycle never seems far away.
Dr. Rob Stevens
Rob talks, thinks, breathes physics & optics. He is responsible for developing all the technology that is fundamental to Adlens. If science hasn’t defined it yet as impossible, he’s up for it. Prior to Adlens he was to be found teaching at Oxford University. Cars, children and badminton also vie for his attention.
Chief Product Officer
Richard is our product guy. Design, innovation, consumer experience and attention to detail are all close to his heart. A product designer by training, he’s been design director for the Eurostar station at St Pancras, the new Eurostar trains, the London 2012 brand roll out and more recently the rebranding of the Co-op. His dream car is the Monte Carlo winning 1964 Mini Cooper S.