Our Reach UAE / Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Dubai Office 1404 & 1405, PO Box 85442
Donna Towers, Silicon Oasis, Dubai
+971 (4) 332 1919

Abu Dhabi Office B-31, PO Box 114487
Khalidiya Towers, Tower B, Mezzanine Floor
Al Faskar Street W10, Al Bateen, Al Khalidiyah
Abu Dhabi
+971 (2) 674 4567


uae@advantaglobal.com

Matthew Blaikie

Country Manager


SPECIALITIES

Property


CONTACT

mblaikie@advantaglobal.com
+971 (56) 466 3374

Profile
Matthew has over 10 years’ experience in the Insurance industry, having held positions in underwriting, data analysis and claims in the United Kingdom. He joined Advanta Whitelaw in 2018 and has experience handling a diverse caseload from our Dubai Office including Property, Construction, Plant and Machinery, Fidelity Guarantee, Jewelers Block and Liability. This is in addition to conducting special investigations relating to theft and fraud. Currently, Matthew is undertaking his Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters examinations.

Professional Qualifications
— Diploma CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)
— AIFAA (International Federation of Adjusting Associations)

Languages
— English

Sham Jacob

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Marine Cargo, Project Cargo, Hull & Machinery, P&I Club Claims, Pleasure Crafts, Bulk Cargo Inspections, Freight Forwarders Liability, Hauliers Liability, Risk Surveying for Marine Based Infrastructure, Engineering and Plant and Machinery


CONTACT

shamj@advanaglobal.com
+971 (50) 456 2623

Profile
Sham is a qualified Engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in Marine Insurance and Loss Adjusting. He has held senior positions in UK and Middle East based loss adjusting practices, along with management roles in big companies. Sham has been part of the Dubai office for the past four and half years, where he has handled Marine Hull, Pleasure Crafts, Freight Forwarders Liabilities and Marine Cargo claims amongst others. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration and is a well-known and respected professional in the insurance market in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent.

Professional Qualifications
— BE (Bachelor of Technology in Engineering)
— MBA (Masters in Business Administration, specialised in Insurance)
— Licensed Surveyor and Loss Assessor
— Lloyds Agency CCSP Stage 1 and 2
— Life Member of Insurance Institute of India
— CII (Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute)

Languages
— English
— Hindi
— Malayalam
— Urdu
— Telugu

Moein Hani

Senior Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Property, Public Liability, Construction, Motor Vehicles, Construction Plant & Equipment, Marine & Project Cargo, Personal Lines, Workmen Compensation, Money Insurance & Bankers Blanket


CONTACT

mhani@advantaglobal.com
+971 (56) 466 3375

Profile
Moein is a Loss Adjuster with more than 26 years’ experience. He is licensed by the UAE Insurance Authority and is an experienced insurance professional who has worked for insurers and loss adjusters in the Middle East. During his time at Whitelaw, Moein has handled a diverse portfolio of claims, including commercial property, construction, machinery, Liability and cargo as well as Security Surveys.

Professional Qualifications
— Diploma in Accounts
— Diploma in Insurance
— PIC (Professional Insurance Certificate)
— Certified ISO Quality Auditor

Languages
— English
— Arabic
— Russian

Muder Ali

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Construction


CONTACT

mali@advantaglobal.com
+971 (50) 550 6863

Profile
Muder has more than 8 years’ experience as a structural engineer working on large-scale complex projects with both engineering design and construction supervision roles. He has a solid background on international design codes and site construction issues, and is now applying his knowledge towards engineering and construction claims whilst pursuing the relevant certifications in loss adjusting.

Professional Qualifications
— BSc Eng (Civil)

Languages
— English
— Arabic

Sriram Natesan

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Residential and Commercial Construction


CONTACT

snatesan@advantaglobal.com
+971 (50) 558 7754

Profile
Sriram has over 9 years’ experience in Construction handling both small- and large-scale projects. He has first-hand experience in various roles like design, foundation, procurement and project planning. Sriram will combine his knowledge in Engineering claims management with the study of new credentials and certifications in order to reinforce his skills and experience as a Loss Adjuster.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng in Electronics & Instrumentation

Languages
— English
— Tamil
— Hindi

Hasan Ali Abbas

Loss Adjuster / Marine Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Property, Marine, Cargo


CONTACT

habbas@advantaglobal.com
+971 (50) 368 1845

Profile
Hasan has more than five years’ experience as a Loss Adjuster and Cargo Surveyor. During his career he has been responsible for conducting detailed surveys of all types of cargo alongside property and non-marine surveys, working efficiently and constructively in cooperation with Technical and Operational teams. Hasan is currently undertaking the CILA exams to broaden his professional qualifications in the field.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng in Marine Engineering (AMET University)
— Insurance Foundation Certificate (The Institute of Finance Saudi Arabia)
— Cert CII
— Member of Saudi Council of Engineers, Saudi Arabia

Languages
— English
— Urdu
— Hindi
— Tamil
— Conversant with Arabic
— Conversant with Persian

Eddy Mbarak

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Residential and Commercial Construction, Project Management


CONTACT

embarak@advantaglobal.com
+971 (50) 554 1460

Profile
Eddy is a Civil Engineer specialised in Structure & Enterprise Managing. He has 5 years’ experience dealing with engineering projects and has worked in companies in Lebanon and Nigeria. His specialties include project management and cost estimation.

Professional Qualifications
— BEng in Civil Engineering Structure & Enterprise managing (Universite Saint-Joseph)

Languages
— English

Anirood Karthik

Loss Adjuster


SPECIALITIES

Machinery Breakdown, Project Management, Engineering and Contract works Management, Material Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Finance, Vendor and Client relations and negotiations


CONTACT

akarthik@advantaglobal.com
+971 (0) 50 558 7709

Profile
Anirood is a Mechanical Engineer and Supply Chain Specialist with more than 8 years of experience working on challenging projects involving both engineering design work and contract supervision responsibilities. He is now applying his extensive experience in vendor management and related supply chain tasks towards Residential and Commercial construction claims. In order to bolster his abilities and expertise as a Loss Adjuster, Anirood will combine his understanding of Engineering claims management with the study of related certifications. Anirood has completed his Cert. CILA exam, and is currently studying for his DIP level Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters exams.

Professional Qualifications
— B.E in Mechanical Engineering (Anna University)
— Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Heriot-Watt University)
— Cert. CILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters)

Languages
— English
— Tamil
— Hindi
— Malayalam

Dinesh Nagarajan

Marine Surveyor


SPECIALITIES

Ship Surveying, H&M Surveying, P&I Surveying, Ship Designing, Stability Analysis, IHM Survey, HAZMAT and Safety Expert


CONTACT

dnagarajan@advantaglobal.com
+971 (50) 368 1694

Profile
Dinesh has more than 7 years of experience as a Naval Architect working on complex projects ranging from small-scale to large-scale, with ship surveying, engineering design and fabrication supervision roles. He has a solid background in marine vessel structure and stability and is now applying his knowledge towards marine claims. He has recently begun working in the fields of Loss Adjusting and Cargo Surveying, and he is eager to pursue loss adjusting certifications to broaden his professional qualifications.

Professional Qualifications
— BE Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering (AMET UNIVERSITY)

Languages
— English
— Tamil
— Hindi
— Malayalam