Mr. Sydney Chan
Mr. Sydney Chan
Director, Ace Protrans Forwarding Limited
Mr. Sydney Chan is a seasoned logistic professional over 30 years of experience in the industry and he is now the director / legal representative of a freight forwarder in Hong Kong / China. He began his career as an Accountant in the mid-70s and also been a consultant for many factories during 80s and 90s. He was a pioneer in using computer based accounting systems such as accounting machine (NEC), IBM AS400 etc. to compile financial and management reports.
Mr. Chan started to adopt a PC based accounting system for his current company in 1985 and then upgraded to an integrated system with air / sea freight operations using mini-computer in 1993. As technology advanced, he moved the operation system to Windows on server based in year 2000, the company has experienced unprecedented growth in Mainland China for that period and finally setup seven stations along the coast. After the financial turmoil 2008, Mr. Chan was also going in advance in adopting the cloud technology in the freight forwarding industry, his innovative approach has been recognized by Logscouncil, in which his company was given a sponsorship which can also help the industry to upgrade the system to web based easily. In late 2000 he successfully deployed a cloud based freight forwarding management system to link up all the regional offices for his company.
Over the years, he has continued to develop professionally, he became FMAAT in 1994 and obtained his MBA in 1996, he is currently a fellow member of the Chartered Member of CILTHK and the President of the IT Accountants Association. He has joined the CILTHK’s E&T, MPC and PAC committee since 2006, 2008 and 2010 respectively. Last year he was elected as an Executive Committee as well as the Chairman of Information Technology Sub-Committee in HAFFA.