Andrew Chan, MBA is the Founder and CEO of ACI HR Solutions (ACI); Asia Pacific's largest recruitment agency dedicated to the travel and hospitality sector. He is responsible for the company's overall operations and strategic direction.
He has worked in many facets of the industry, commencing his career as a Travel Agent in Australia and subsequently joining the airline industry, working with Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines in customer service and business development roles. Andrew furthered his experience by entering the hospitality sector, working for brands such as Stamford Hotels & Resorts and the Carlton Hotel Group, and later joining Hospitality Marketing Concepts (HMC) as their Director of Business Development, overseeing all sales and marketing activities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. In 2005, Andrew took his wealth of industry experience into the world of Executive Search, and was appointed CEO of a major recruitment firm before founding ACI in October 2012. He has since established himself as one of the leading human capital experts in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector.
A polished and engaging speaker, Andrew has addressed intimate audiences to mega events at travel and hospitality conferences, events, trade shows, as well as educational institutions. He is frequently invited for his commentary by the media, and regularly contributes his expertise on recruitment and HR best practices in industry publications. Andrew is an active member of several travel associations including PATA, HSMAI, ACTE and SKAL Singapore. He holds a MBA from the University of South Australia and was Singapore Chapter President of HSMAI and past President of SKAL Singapore.
Andrew was most recently recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year at Recruitment International Awards - Australia 2016