Atty. Chan was the Chief Privatization Officer (Executive Director V) of the Privatization and Management Office, an attached agency of the Department of Finance.  He formerly served as the Assistant Secretary for Procurement and the Director for Legal Service of the Department of Transportation. He holds the rank of CESO I, the highest rank in the Career Executive Service. He is also a Recognized Trainer in Procurement of the Government Procurement and Policy Board.

Prior to joining government, he worked as an Associate at the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) and a Consultant at the Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal. He is also a member of the faculty of the College of Law of the University of the Philippines, the University of the East and the San Sebastian College-Recoletos Graduate School of Law.  He was also a former law faculty member of the Far Eastern University, De La Salle University and the University of Asia and the Pacific.

He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines (cum laude) and his Bachelor of Science in Legal Management degree from the Ateneo De Manila University (cum laude).  He obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Bradford (with Merit) and his Master of Laws Degree from the University of Durham (with Distinction) in the United Kingdom as a British Government (Chevening) Scholar. He also obtained his Diploma in Development Management (with Honors) from the Development Academy of the Philippines under the Public Management Development Program (Senior Executives Class).