Management Team

 

William Chu
President, Asia Pacific 
Tech Data Technology Solutions 
 

William Chu, president, Tech Data Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific, is responsible for the strategic direction and profitable growth of Tech Data'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 Tech Data 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 Tech Data Technology Solutions, ASEAN, in 2007, overseeing the company's expansion into Indonesia and Vietnam. In 2008, he won the Tech Data Employee Engagement Champion award for receiving the highest engagement index in Asia, and in 2009 he won the prestigious Tech Data Chairman's Award. Under Mr. Chu's tenure, Tech Data 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.

 

Bennett Wong
Tech Data 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 Tech Data, Bennett has been promoted and tasked to assume the role of Country General Manager for Tech Data 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 Tech Data for more than 10 years, Bennett has vast experiences in Channels development and strategic accounts management that has helped Tech Data 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 Tech Data Chairman Award winner in 2011.

Prior to joining Tech Data, 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).
 

Nicholas Tan
Country General Manager
Tech Data Technology Solutions Singapore

Nicholas Tan was appointed Country General Manager of Tech Data Technology Solutions Singapore in January 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the operations of Tech Data Singapore including sales, business, operations, finance, human resources and logistics.

As the Country General Manager, Nicholas is responsible for strategic directions and growth of Tech Data Singapore. He is involved in spearheading business activities and continue to strengthen collaboration with our business partners and suppliers to help them accelerate success in this market.

Nicholas is a proven technology executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience. For most his professional life, he has held senior management roles in global organizations such as Dimension Data, VMware and IBM. He was previously Country Head of Sales, Dimension Data Singapore and he was responsible for sales, marketing and business development. From 2010 to 2013, Nicholas was the Country Manager for VMware and he was responsible for both Singapore and Philippines. Before VMware, he was with IBM for 15 years and during the tenure he held several leadership roles such as Regional Leader for ITS ASEAN and General Manager for SMB Singapore.

Tech Data Key Facts

  • 43 years in IT distribution
  • $26.2 billion in sales for fiscal 2017
  • Publicly Traded (NasdaqGS: TECD)
  • Ranked No. 107 on the FORTUNE 500
  • 115,000+ IT reseller customers
  • 150,000+ IT products sold
  • Operations in 40+ countries
  • 100+ countries served
  • 14,000+ employees worldwide
  • Named one of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies"

 

Why Choose Tech Data?

  • Tech Data is an efficient and cost-effective sales and marketing channel helping suppliers reach a broad base of customers
  • Tech Data’s state-of-the-art logistics system manage a high volume of transactions and complex information flows to ensure accurate and timely product delivery
  • Tech Data’s value-added solutions for design chain management help customers reduce cycle time and lower costs
  • Tech Data’s experienced technical customer support teams ensure the highest quality solutions and product are utilized by the customer