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Professional Bio: Alan Shek - Senior Manager, Insurance


Alan is a Senior Manager at Grant Thornton Cayman Islands, specifically within the expanding insurance department. Alan graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, in 2010 and began his career with a well-established mid-tier firm where a broad array of experience was gained within audit and tax compliance across various sectors.


Alan’s industry experience include charities and not-for-profit, hospitality, manufacturing, engineering, media, education and property management. Alan obtained his CA qualification in 2013 and made the transfer to Grant Thornton, Cayman Islands in 2015 specializing mainly in providing assurance services to regulated financial service entities, including funds, (re)insurance companies and trusts. Over the last 4 years, Alan has provided professional services to more than 40 insurance/reinsurance captives, domiciled around the Caribbean including Bermuda, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Alan is currently expanding his expertise in the industry with experiences gained in internal audit and advisory to regulated financial service entities.

Alan has over 10 years of audit experience reporting under UK and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and is also knowledgeable in International Financial Reporting Standards.

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • Member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants
  • Master of Arts in Accounting and Finance, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

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