To be the preferred choice for professional knowledge learning in Asia.
To make professional knowledge accessible for everyone.
Professional knowledge in industries such as law, finance, accountancy and real estate is often out of reach to most people unless they are willing to engage the services of these professionals. Even if they are willing to pay, they may not understand what is being said because such professional knowledge can be difficult to understand or absorb.
At Fortis Academy, we partner with reputable and qualified trainers who are able to customise and provide relevant, affordable and easy-to-understand courses, workshops and seminars to participants. The objective is for the participants to gain invaluable insights, clear understanding, and working knowledge of the professionals.
Fortis Academy is a wholly owned subsidiary of SGFortis Holdings and a member company of the Fortis group of companies. At Fortis Academy, we understand that important professional knowledge relevant to your work may sometime be difficult to acquire or comprehend. That is why it is our mission to make professional knowledge as accessible to everyone as possible. We do this by
(a) listening and paying close attention to what professional knowledge and training the different business communities need and,
(b) partnering with reputable and qualified trainers who are able to provide relevant and affordable courses and teach them in an easy-to-understand manner.
Drawing from the Fortis group of companies’ network, our courses, programmes and seminars are well-researched, current and insightful in addressing critical issues facing businesses and individuals today. Our team of trainers consists of leading experts across many different industry sectors, offering our participants practical insights and resources they can use right away.
Our courses, programmes and seminars are conducted in an interactive and stimulating learning environment to ensure that the participants obtain maximum face-time and benefits from the trainers. For organisations with specific training requirements, we are also able to customise and provide in-house training relevant to your needs. Put simply, we are committed to partnering with you to greater success!
Patrick Tan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Law Corporation. He is a Notary Public, legal advisor for Singapore Estate Agents Association, and an approved CPD Trainer by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA).
Patrick obtained his LL.B. (Hons) at the Nottingham University, where he received top honours, clinching several academic awards in land law, company law and partnership law.
His areas of practice include commercial litigation and arbitration, wealth management, and private client matters. He is a Notary Public, Commissioner for Oaths, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, as well as an accredited Associate Mediator, appointed by the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Primary Dispute Resolution Centre of the State Courts of Singapore. He also currently serves as a Volunteer Mediator for Small Claims Tribunal, State Courts of Singapore, as well as State Courts-SMC panel of mediators for the Volunteer Mediator Programme (Magistrate Complaints).
In 2005, Patrick was nominated for the Spirit of Enterprise Award in Singapore for founding M/s Patrick Tan & Associates (now known as FortisLaw). In 2007, Patrick steered the firm into becoming the first law firm in Singapore to be accredited with the PrimeLaw Practice Management Excellence Standard awarded by the Law Society of Singapore. It is also the first law firm to be awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award 4 times in a row from 2010 to 2013 by the Law Society of Singapore.
Patrick speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, running, swimming, cycling and travelling.
Bob Pointer is a behaviour based communication and investigative education specialist.
Bob has built an enviable reputation as an investigator, interviewer, consultant, adviser, course developer, facilitator, lecturer and speaker both in the UK and internationally.
Based on his 30 years’ experience as a career detective policing the UK’s financial centre Bob has successfully mapped his skills and knowledge into the non-law enforcement arena – firstly as a lecturer and founding member of the Centre for Investigation, Security and Police Sciences at the City University London and then as an independent consultant.
Since 2010 he has been primarily involved in designing and delivering CPD accredited professional development courses encompassing all aspects of internal and external threats to clients, members and organisation’s themselves. He can count amongst his past UK client base the City of London Police Training Academy, City Law School, the Office of Fair Trading, the Medicines Agency, the Financial Services Authority, the Competitions and Markets Authority, the Financial Ombudsman and the Serious Fraud Office. Internationally he was worked through regional event organiser’s across 4 continents as well as between 2008 – 2010 delivering counter fraud courses to European member states through the European anti-fraud office (OLAF).
Recently Bob has designed and delivered specialist courses (open and closed) in the UK to members of multinational organisations including Lloyd’s Bank, Trustees Savings Bank, Friends Life, British Airways, British American Tobacco, Aviva Insurance, The Association of Accounting Technicians, the Competitions, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Metro Bank, Volvo trucks UK as well as smaller UK centric organisations including Barnardo’s, Five Lamps, NATS and Barratt Homes. Additionally, he has delivered a number of bespoke courses covering Leading serious and complex fraud investigations, Investigative interviewing, internal investigations and procurement fraud in Singapore and Malaysia.
Bob holds a post graduate certificate in higher education is a qualified life and business coach and holds various awards in investigation, investigative interviewing and human behavioural analysis.