Max Chan is a skilled, visionary technology executive serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Avnet. With a deep understanding of the latest digital trends and technologies, he leads all aspects of information technology (IT), including cybersecurity, digital strategy, and transformations that position Avnet as a digital-first organization.
Moreover, Max Chan oversees the resources and capabilities of the global IT team and ensures that the organization maintains a robust and optimized IT environment. He also leads the digital system integration business, which delivers digital services and solutions to internal and external customers.
Having joined Avnet in 2013 as vice president of IT for Avnet Technology Solutions in Asia Pacific, he led critical system implementations and enhancements. He also helped build Avnet’s Global Development Centers and drove process improvement initiatives in the region. In 2016, he transferred to the Phoenix corporate headquarters to take on the global application and business relationship management role. Avnet named him CIO in 2019.
Before joining Avnet, Chan held several IT leadership roles, including CIO, Asia, at VF Corporation, and vice president, IT global supply chain, building efficiency, at Johnson Controls.
Furthermore, Chan earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Malayan University, Malaysia, and a Master of Business Administration in strategy from University of Birmingham, U.K.