Management Team

 

Chiew Yue Lam
Avnet Technology Solutions, MALAYSIA
Country General Manager
 
 
Chiew Yue Lam, as the Country General Manager of Avnet Technology Solutions, Malaysia is responsible for the strategic direction and profitable growth of Avnet's value-added IT solutions distribution business in Malaysia.

Yue Lam joined Avnet Technology Solutions Malaysia (formerly known as Vandacom) in November 1996 as one of the three pioneers that started the company’s business in Malaysia. He started his career as Sales Manager responsible for sales and marketing operations. After 3 years, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager, where upon his responsibilities and scope grew to cover all aspects of operations including Sales Management, Marketing and Services. He was subsequently promoted to General Manager in 2004.

Under Yue Lam’s leadership, Avnet Technology Solutions Malaysia grew from a single brand value-added distributor to currently over 12 brands and counting. With over two decades of experience in IT industry, Yue Lam has led Avnet Technology Solutions Malaysia to become one of the leading IT solutions distributions in Malaysia.


 

Bennett Wong
Avnet Technology Solutions, ASEAN
Vice President/General Manager

  

Bennett Wong joined Azure in April 2001 as a Channels Manager, starting his career in sales leadership for the IBM Systems group.  With his strong business acumen and work dedication, Bennett has led alliance initiatives with global partners to lead Azure into the next era of channels distribution. Over the years, he has proven himself and earned his credentials in the market driving sales leadership.  With the acquisition of Azure by Avnet, Bennett has been promoted and tasked to assume the role of Country General Manager for Avnet Technology Solutions, Singapore in January 2009.
 
He has recently been promoted to assume the role of Vice President & General Manager for ASEAN, with effect from January 1st , 2012.
 
Being with Avnet for more than 10 years, Bennett has vast experiences in Channels development and strategic accounts management that has helped Avnet Singapore become one of the leaders in IT solutions distribution.  In 2005, Bennett was awarded the Top Group Sales Award in Vanda Group, ASEAN. He is also the Avnet Chairman Award winner in 2011.
 
Prior to joining Avnet, Bennett has held several Sales & Marketing positions.  He started his career with Singapore Airlines for 3 years and thereafter took a career turn into the IT industry. He held sales position in EastGate Technology Limited for 2 years before joining Azure. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Marketing (2nd Class Honours) from University of Portsmouth (UK). 
 

 
William Chu
Avnet Technology Solutions, ASIA PACIFIC
President
 
 
William Chu, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific, is responsible for the strategic direction and profitable growth of Avnet's value-added IT solutions distribution business in the region, which encompasses Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India and the ASEAN countries.
 
Mr. Chu joined Avnet in 2007 with its acquisition of Azure Technologies, an IBM systems distributor in Malaysia and Singapore. He was named vice president and general manager of Avnet Technology Solutions, ASEAN, in 2007, overseeing the company's expansion into Indonesia and Vietnam. In 2008, he won the Avnet Employee Engagement Champion award for receiving the highest engagement index in Asia, and in 2009 he won the prestigious Avnet Chairman's Award. Under Mr. Chu's tenure, Avnet Technology Solutions, ASEAN's revenue has increased 400 percent.
 
Prior to joining Azure, Chu worked for IBM Singapore Pte. Ltd. as a regional project manager. His career spans more than two decades in the IT industry.
 
He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration in accounting from Nanyang Technological University.
 
 

 

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