Max Chan is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Avnet, a skilled and visionary technology executive. He leads all aspects of IT, focusing on cybersecurity, digital strategy, and transformations to make Avnet a digital-first organization. Chan oversees the global IT team, ensuring a robust and optimized IT environment. He also heads the digital system integration business, delivering services and solutions to both internal and external customers.

Chan joined Avnet in 2013 as VP of IT for Avnet Technology Solutions in Asia Pacific, leading critical system implementations and building Global Development Centers. He later moved to the Phoenix headquarters as the global application and business relationship management leader, becoming CIO in 2019.

Before Avnet, Chan served as CIO, Asia, at VF Corporation, and VP of IT global supply chain, building efficiency, at Johnson Controls. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Malayan University, Malaysia, and an MBA in strategy from the University of Birmingham, U.K.

With a deep understanding of digital trends and technologies, Chan’s leadership has been instrumental in driving Avnet’s technological growth and innovation, positioning the company as a leader in the digital space.


2023 ACEL Honorees are:

Keynote Speaker: Van Lai-DumoneFounder and Creative Cultural Strategist at Worksmart.


Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Leadership: Meet the 2023 ACEL Honorees! Join us for an extraordinary evening as we celebrate the remarkable Asian American & Pacific Islander leaders dedicated to making our community thrive! Experience another year of inspiration, filled with delectable cuisine, captivating entertainment, and the company of wonderful individuals. Come and enjoy a delightful dinner, exciting entertainment, and enter our raffles for a chance to win fantastic prizes.

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023

Time: 5:00 p.m. Registration/Reception | 6:00 p.m. Dinner

Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004


  • Awards Gala & General Reception (5:00-8:00 pm):
    • $200.00 ACEL Member Early Bird (before 07/28/2023)
    • $225.00 Non-Member Early Bird (before 07/28/2023)
    • $250.00 General Admission (after 07/28/2023)
  • Corporate Table of 8*:
    • $2500.00* (includes reception, company recognition, and logo in the program)
    • *A 5.0% fee will be applied if paying by credit card

All registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Upon ticket purchase, you will receive a confirmation email from An email confirming your registration and payment will be sent to the same address. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal. All purchases are non-refundable. Payments must be received by 4 p.m. on August 22, 2023, to guarantee your seat.

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please inquire at

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ACEL’s mission is to be the proving ground for Asian American & Pacific Islander professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service, and mentorship. To learn more about our member benefits or join the ACEL family, visit