24 October 2019 ,  —




International SOS, the world’s leading medical and security risk services company, has increased its investment in its Joint Venture Partnership with Iqarus in Aberdeen and Dubai . This will see International SOS taking sole ownership and responsibility for Iqarus Aberdeen and increasing its investment to a majority ownership stake in the Dubai based Iqarus Global Health Services business, with immediate effect.


Michael Gardner, CEO Medical Services at International SOS commented, “The joint venture with Iqarus has successfully developed and grown both businesses since 2017, and we are now moving forward into a new closer relationship. Under sole ownership, International SOS will continue our strong commitment to driving forward the Aberdeen centre of excellence and innovation in offshore occupational healthcare. This successfully strengthens local capability and global support for Northern Seas clients in the oil and gas industry. International SOS is committed to growing its Medical Services business in the extractive and other industries from its current 1,000 sites in 90 countries worldwide.”



Tim Mitchell, CEO of Iqarus, commented “From Dubai, Iqarus will continue to work in close partnership with International SOS to deliver pioneering solutions that enable supranationals, Governments, IGOs, militaries and NGOs to operate in the world’s most difficult and challenging environments. We will also continue the progress we have made in developing innovative public private healthcare initiatives to address healthcare needs in geographic markets newly opened to the global economy. This evolution of our joint venture partnership will accelerate the already rapid development of the Iqarus business going forward.”



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 and security 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 12,000 organisations, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500, multi-national corporate clients and mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 10,000 multi-cultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 85 countries, 24/7, 365 days.   

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