Arnaud Vaissié

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, INTERNATIONAL SOS

Arnaud Vaissié is co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International SOS, the world’s leading medical and security services company.

After graduating from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris, Arnaud Vaissié began his business career as a Financial Executive in France, and then moved to San Francisco as Head of Compass Inc for America.

In 1985, alongside Dr. Pascal Rey-Herme, Arnaud Vaissié founded International SOS in Singapore. In creating a new industry dealing with medical and security risks met by mobile employees outside their country of origin, International SOS has achieved fast and consistent growth, expanding first throughout Asia, in the United States and finally in Europe.

Present in 90 countries, the group currently operates with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. International SOS has over 10,000 corporate clients, including 61% of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as Governments and NGOs.

Arnaud Vaissié chaired CCI France International which brings together 120 French Chambers of Commerce in 90 countries. He has co-founded a think-tank, Le Cercle d’outre-Manche, which looks at competitive issues among European Union members.

Mr Vaissié is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lycée International de Londres, Winston Churchill

Arnaud Vaissié is a member of the Légion d’honneur and of the Ordre national du Mérite.