25 September 2019 ,  —



MedAire, the International SOS Company specialising in medical and travel security services to aviation and maritime clients, welcomes Hany Bakr to the newly created role of Security Director for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

In this role, Hany will assist MedAire clients in managing and mitigating risks to their people, their aircraft and their operations; as well as support aviation security product development to maintain MedAire’s industry leadership.

Hany brings more than 20 years of experience as an aviation and security professional and has held executive leadership positions in airlines’ airport operations, safety, quality and security divisions in the United Kingdom and the Gulf region.

Prior to joining MedAire, Hany was most recently part of the executive leadership team of the Qatar Airways Group as their Acting VP Group Security, accountable for all aspects of aviation and corporate security worldwide.

“From geo-political instability in the Eastern Mediterranean and tensions in Pakistan and India to widespread social unrest globally, the need for independent, timely aviation-specific intelligence, analysis and advice has never been greater. As organisations strive to manage security issues and keep employees and customers safe, we continue to expand to enhance and drive forward our best in class service,” said John Cauthen, Global Security Director, MedAire. “Hany’s relevant experience and strong aviation expertise brings valuable strength and perspective to our robust security expertise.”

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Hany was also the Chairman of the oneworld Alliance Security Group, Chairman of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) Security Intelligence Task Force, Chairman of the Qatar Airways Security Risks, Threats & Security Action Groups and a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Security Group representing 290 airlines.

MedAire is the leading provider of aviation-specific risk management solutions, starting with the first in-flight medical assistance program and evolving to a full suite of medical and security solutions for both business aviation and commercial carriers. MedAire services are based on clients’ evolving risk mitigation needs and MedAire’s 30+ years of expertise ensuring the best possible care for crew, passengers and aircraft. 

Notes to Editors

MedAire an International SOS company, provides aviation and maritime crewmembers and passengers with fully integrated medical and security solutions. With one phone call, MedAire offers 24/7 access to emergency care doctors and security specialists any time of day, from anywhere in the world. When members need further support after their journey ends, the broader International SOS network enhances MedAire’s services throughout delivery. MedAire’s crew medical training is developed and delivered by medical professionals to build confidence and first-hand experience, while its vast array of industry-compliant and custom medical equipment has been defined by its medical and regulatory professionals based on decades of statistics and ISO 9001 quality standards.

MedAire’s MedLink, a 24/7 Global Response Centre, handles thousands of calls a year to help crew and passengers manage medical emergencies in the air and on the ground.