International SOS

ISOS is in the business of saving lives, by protecting its clients’ global workforce from health and security threats.

  • Sector Healthcare
  • Ownership Minority
  • Turnover USD 1479 M (2021)
  • Date of acquisition 12/2007

Contact information


North Bridge Road 331 #17-00
188720 Odeon Towers

International SOS is in the business of saving lives, by protecting its clients’ global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever located, they deliver customized health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, they provide an immediate response providing peace of mind for their customers. Their innovative technology and medical expertise is focused on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. By partnering with International SOS, organizations can fulfil their duty of care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.

Worldwide reach. Human touch

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

Fast growing business

International SOS was founded in 1985 by Arnaud Vaissié and Dr. Pascal Rey-Herme, who recognized a great demand for international standards of healthcare among the expatriate community and international organizations in Asia. In the years that followed, the company has witnessed fast organic growth, gradually expanding its operations across the world. In recent years, it further broadened its service offering through several strategic acquisitions and partnerships (including Control Risks, MedAire and VIPDesk, amongst others).

Partnership with the founders

In 2007, Cobepa first invested in International SOS, providing the founders with a solution to continue the growth of the company together with the support of a long term and independent shareholder. Cobepa currently holds a 13.6% equity stake in the company.

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