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Max Chan , Chief Information Officer

Max Chan is Avnet’s chief information officer. In this role, he is responsible for all information technology (IT) areas throughout the Avnet ecosystem, including the delivery of strategic business IT and digital transformation initiatives. He oversees the resources and capabilities of the global IT team and ensures that the organization maintains a robust and optimized IT environment.



Chan joined Avnet in 2013 as vice president of IT for Avnet Technology Solutions in Asia Pacific. He led critical system implementations and enhancements, helped build Avnet’s Global Development Centers and drove process improvement initiatives in the region. In 2016, he transferred to Phoenix to take on the global application and business relationship management role and was promoted to CIO in 2019.



Prior to joining Avnet, Chan held several IT leadership roles, including chief information officer, Asia at VF Corporation, and vice president, IT Global Supply Chain, Building Efficiency at Johnson Controls.



Chan earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Malayan University, Malaysia, and a Master of Business Administration in strategy from University of Birmingham, UK.



Last updated: October 2020