International SOS and Iqarus Announce Joint Venture Partnership

26 June 2017 ,  —

Dubai


International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company, and Iqarus, a leading provider of intelligent and integrated healthcare for demanding and complex environments, have today announced a joint venture partnership to leverage mutual capabilities and services.


The partnership will operate as ‘Iqarus, In Association with International SOS’, and will see the businesses work together to enhance strategic operations across key service lines. 


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Caption: Tim Mitchell, CEO Iqarus and Michael Gardner, Group Director Medical Services, International SOS celebrate the new Joint Venture Partnership.


The businesses will collaborate to develop International SOS' Offshore and Occupational Health Centres and Consulting operations and Iqarus’ Occupational Health Centre of Excellence - both based in Aberdeen. They will also work in partnership across International SOS’ Government Medical Services business and Iqarus’ operations in the same area.

As part of the agreement, the businesses will combine expertise in Aberdeen to create a market leading centre of excellence and innovation in offshore occupational healthcare. This will strengthen local capability and global support for Northern Seas clients in the oil and gas industry.

It will also enable the businesses to build and create additional value in contracts and services to supranationals, Governments, IGOs, militaries and NGOs operating in difficult and challenging environments. As a result of this, the joint venture will also be able to develop innovative public private healthcare initiatives to address the need in geographic markets newly opened to the global economy.

The joint venture will be led by Tim Mitchell, CEO of Iqarus. Based out of global headquarters in Dubai, it will link seamlessly into the global reach of the International SOS Assistance and Aero Medical Evacuation services.

Mitchell said: “By creating this market leading offering, we will be able to address the rapidly growing need for innovative healthcare initiatives in countries currently underserved by existing healthcare infrastructure. This partnership will also enable us to provide higher quality and even better value for our customers - creating a company which sits at the very heart of innovation and excellence within our industry.”

Laurent Sabourin, Group Managing Director, International SOS, added: “This joint venture forms part of International SOS strategy to form alliances, partnerships and joint ventures to provide best in class services to our clients. International SOS excels in identifying and driving successful joint ventures and partnerships to complement and strengthen our wholly owned International SOS operations. We remain committed to grow our Medical Services business in the extractive and other industries from its current 900 sites in 90 countries worldwide.”


Notes to Editors

About Iqarus:

Iqarus is a global provider of intelligent health solutions in demanding and complex operating environments.
Building on a 40 year heritage in North Sea offshore healthcare, Iqarus supports customers across the energy, mining, construction, government and non-profit sectors.

Iqarus works closely with customers to ensure their workforces are healthy, productive and safe even in the most challenging operating environments whether they are offshore, isolated from medical care or in unstable regions where compliance can be complex.
Solutions range from providing multi-skilled medics and frontline healthcare to occupational health, environmental sciences and high quality medical supplies and training.
For further information visit
www.iqarus.com


About the International SOS Group of Companies


The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help you meet compliance reporting needs for good governance. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.

Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group is trusted by 11,000 organisations, including over half of the Fortune Global 500, multi-national corporate clients and mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 11,000 multi-cultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.   

To protect your workforce, visit www.internationalsos.com.