Founders

Arnaud Vaissié

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of International SOS

the world's leading health and security services company.


International SOS is in the business of saving lives, managing health and security risks for global workforces.

After graduating from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris (Sciences-Po), 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. 

Present in 90 countries, the group currently operates with more than 12,000 employees, including 1,500 medical doctors and access to over 3,200 security specialists. International SOS has over 12,000 corporate clients as well as Governments and NGOs. Since January 2020, International SOS has been at the forefront of the Covid-19 pandemic, helping clients to protect their employees and business resilience as well as organising return to work. International SOS medical and security analysts provide 24/7 information and advice on the pandemic and its assistance centres have carried out hundreds of Covid-19 related evacuations.

Arnaud Vaissié is the Honorary President of CCI France International which brings together 123 French Chambers of Commerce in 92 countries. 

Board member of the Institut Montaigne, Arnaud Vaissié chairs working groups on French intermediate-sized companies. In February 2018, he published a book titled: “ETI: taille intermédiaire, gros potentiel”

Arnaud Vaissié chairs the France-Singapore Business Council at MEDEF International, the French employers’ organisation. 

He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lycée International de Londres, Winston Churchill.

Arnaud Vaissié is chevalier de la Légion d'honneur and officier de l’ordre national du Mérite.

 

 

 

Pascal

Dr Pascal Rey-Herme

Co-Founder, Group Medical Director, International SOS

Dr Pascal Rey-Herme is Co-Founder and Group Medical Director of International SOS, the world’s leading health and security risk services company. International SOS provides integrated medical, clinical, security, and customer care solutions to organisations with international operations.

Dr Rey-Herme received medical training at the University of Paris Medical School and obtained emergency training when he was working for the SAMU (Service d'Aide Médicale d'Urgence) in France in the late 1970s. The SAMU is the largest pre-hospital care organisation in Europe responsible for transporting patients with a medical team.

Prior to co-founding International SOS, Dr Rey-Herme was medical attaché with the French Embassy in Indonesia, responsible for the medical care of the embassy staff.  During his tenure, he performed a consulting role advising French expatriates and companies on health issues.

In 1985 Dr Rey-Herme founded International SOS with Mr Arnaud Vaissié in Singapore, pioneering international-standard healthcare, medical and then security risk assistance services for multinational corporations.

Dr Rey-Herme has vast experience and expertise in numerous medical fields such as aeromedicine, and the provision of medical services and logistical planning in remote locations, particularly in Asia. At International SOS, he is responsible for the organisation and supervision of all of the company's medical activities and staff.