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International Superyacht Society Elects MedAire General Manager to Its Board of Directors

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Steven Bates, General Manager, Luxury Yacht at MedAire, the International SOS company providing health and security support to the maritime and aviation industries, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Superyacht Society (ISS). The ISS is the leading global representative organisation of the large yacht industry. The not-for-profit organisation has over 1,200 members among Industry leaders, owners, captains and crew, with 604 member companies representing all aspects of the yachting industry in 49 countries worldwide.

Melissa Orlick, ISS Treasurer/Director said that,
With over 25 years of industry experience and deep passion for making a positive influence in the superyacht community, we are honoured to have Steven Bates join the International Superyacht Society’s Board of Directors, as he will be a great asset in achieving association goals for the betterment of the industry.”

Karel van de Pijpekamp, President & CEO, Aviation & Maritime Services at International SOS, comments,

We are very proud that Steven has been elected to join this well-regarded yachting industry leader. Over the last year many MedAire customers have relied on their membership to consult us on COVID-19 procedures and practices, from testing equipment to vaccination strategies, PPE and more, so we are delighted that Steven is able to share our experience as a member of the Board of Directors.”

Steven’s term on the Board of Directors at ISS began on 17 February 2021 and runs until 31 January 2024.


For further information contact:

Luc Hill
Senior Marketing Executive, MedAire
m +44 (0)7587 627 811
Email: luc.hill@medaire.com

About MedAire

MedAire, an International SOS company, has been a partner to the aviation industry since 1985. MedAire provides fully integrated travel health and security solutions to over 150 of the world’s leading airlines and more than 4,000 private aircraft including 75% of fortune 100 companies. Integrated solutions include real-time advice and assistance, training, equipment, and professional services for crew and passengers both in and beyond the cabin. MedAire’s MedLink and Global Response Centre, handle thousands of calls a year to help crew and passengers manage medical and travel safety events in the air and on the ground with 24/7 access to emergency care doctors, nurses and aviation security specialists.

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