Manager (Engineering Unit, Kuala Lumpur (HQ))
Dip in Quantity Surveying
Diploma in Quantity Surveying
Alan Tan graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology, Kuala Lumpur in 1999. During his final year, he was attached to an Quantity Surveyor Consultants company as an Quantity Surveyor Trainee. In view of his sparkling performance during the attachment, he was offered a permanent job as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor after he had completed his studies. During the stints, Alan Tan was directly involved in the taking off and pricing of a new building project up to completion stage. In these processes, he gained valuable hands-on experience in the operations of the project and managed to apply his academic training to good use.
In 2001, MSM International Adjusters (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd recruited him to join the Engineering Team in Kuala Lumpur Head Quarters. Since then, he had been involved in many classes of insurance claims. He had led teams to investigate multi-million Ringgit construction risk and fire losses whereby all of it were settled to the satisfaction of Insurer and Insured.
Of the various classes of losses investigated by him, he has special preference for those involving construction risk and fire losses. In this regard, Alan Tan had led teams to investigate causes of damage to the construction property and fire both in Malaysia and Cambodia. In the course of it, he had many meetings with engineers, consultants and contractors of building construction in cases which involved faults in design, defective material and poor workmanship and had been successful in convincing several of the consultants to accept liability based on the results of his team’s investigation. Likewise, he had also investigated various fire losses involving furniture, chemical, plastic, semi-conductor, glove and filter manufacturing.
His professional and successful investigation into many of the losses has attracted enquiries from intermediaries, underwriters and re-insurers both local and overseas when considering such risks.