Alan is the Principal Advisor for Nexea Angels, a venture building company based in Malaysia. An entrepreneur by heart, Alan co-founded a market intelligence agency Pacific Forum (with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and Tokyo) and an advertising agency Grandmont before his exit in 1997 to start MediaBanc Group, the leading media monitoring and insights company in the region.

In his spare time, he coaches young entrepreneurs, gives his time to the Malaysian Business Angel Network as the Honorary Secretary and participates as an investor in many startup companies around Southeast Asia.