Arnaud Vaissié is co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of International SOS, the world's leading medical and security risk management company.
After graduating from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris, Arnaud Vaissié began his business career as a Financial Executive in France, 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. Due to its path-breaking work, International SOS has achieved fast and consistent growth, expanding first throughout Asia, in the United States and finally in Europe.
Present in 76 countries, the group currently operates with 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians and 200 security specialists. For the past 25 years, International SOS has provided global services that include assessing medical and security risks, advising on preventative programs with in-country expertise and assisting with emergency response for travellers, expatriates and their dependents.
International SOS has 10,000 corporate clients, including 70% of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as Governments and NGOs.
Arnaud Vaissié chairs the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.
He co-founded the Cercle d'outre-Manche (CoM), a think tank gathering key French leaders of international groups operating in the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to look at competitive issues in both countries and to highlight their very best practices. The Cercle d’outre-Manche latest report Making France a digital power to accelerate growth and employment looks at France and the UK's performance in the digital economy sector (November 2011).
Board member of the Institut Montaigne, Arnaud Vaissié chaired a working group on French start-ups and business development (From birth to growth, how to help our SMEs, Institut Montaigne, July 2011).
Arnaud Vaissié chairs the France-Singapore committee at MEDEF International, the French employers’ organisation.
He is also President of the Collège français bilingue de Londres.
Arnaud Vaissié is chevalier de la Légion d'honneur and officier de l’ordre national du Mérite. In 2009, he was honoured as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year from Singapore.