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International Private Medical Insurance Executive Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Marco Giacomelli, Head Of Generali Global Health

Marco Giacomelli, Head of Generali Global Health (GGH), outlines how the IPMI operation he established just three years ago is growing its reputation and developing innovations. You are relatively new to the IPMI market, tell us how it all began? In 2014, Generali took the strategic decision to create a dedicated business unit and specialised brand specifically focused on the International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) market. Until that moment, I had been building...

23-11-2017 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Tom Wilkinson, CEO of AXA’s Global Healthcare Business

Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance industry: I joined AXA PPP International as Managing Director in 2014, after previously filling the roles of Director of Marketing, Director of Strategy and Proposition and Director of Strategy, Planning and New Markets at AXA Wealth. Since then, I have taken over responsibility for all AXA branded international private medical insurance, becoming CEO last year. My understanding of the need for international...

17-05-2017 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Richard Di Benedetto President Aetna International

Please introduce yourself and background in the International Private Medical Insurance industry: Richard di Benedetto: I’ve spent much of my career in the healthcare industry. Prior to Aetna International, I served as chief executive officer at Euromedic International, a leading European private medical services provider of diagnostic services, laboratories and cancer treatments. Before Euromedic, I spent 15 years with GE Healthcare in a variety of roles, most recently as president and...

23-03-2017 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Fiona Greenwood Operations Manager Rowland Brothers International

Rowland Brothers International has pioneered international repatriation for over 45 years organising repatriation for families, insurance and assistance companies, corporations, government departments, airlines and funeral directors. Their international repatriation service transports the deceased all over the world from any destination to any destination. Rowland Brothers International’s multi-lingual team are fluent in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, English, Italian, Polish and Russian. They can help you with any queries you have regarding the repatriation...

21-03-2017 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mr John Casey CEO Pacific Cross International

Mr. Casey has a long history in the ASEAN region and is currently in the Philippines. He is currently both President & CEO of Pacific Cross (Philippines) and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the holding company of his group’s health insurance and related businesses in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Prior to his current appointment, he was President of a US life insurance company in the Philippines. Aside from directly...

20-03-2017 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Andrew Apps Head Of Global Healthcare Bellwood Prestbury About International Private Medical Insurance for High Net Worth Individuals

Please introduce yourself and background in the International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) market: Having enjoyed 32 years working in the PMI industry, the past 26 years exclusively in the international sector, I have gained firsthand experience of how both insurers and intermediaries operate, enabling an understanding of the way each side behaves and the changing demands of one of the insurance industry’s fasting growing sectors. As a seasoned traveller and former expatriate...

10-03-2017 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Ian Youngman About International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI)

Please introduce yourself and background in the international private medical insurance industry? I was an ACII and for many years worked for brokers and insurers in the London insurance market in a range of roles. These included negotiating national schemes and policy wordings, market research, product development, product comparisons and marketing/advertising. And I was a co-founder of the General Insurance Market Research Association. In the last - cough - years I have made...

25-04-2016 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Generali Global Health Senior Team

Paul Tidy, Jamie Marshall and Paul Winstanley recently joined Generali Global Health in senior positions. Here we put them on the spot as they each settle in to their new roles. iPMI Magazine Speaks With Paul Tidy, Chief Operating Officer, Generali Global Health Can you explain how GGH fits in with the rest of the Generali Employee Benefits Group? Paul Tidy: We are very much part of the same Generali team, we share offices...

09-03-2016 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Ida Luka-Lognoné, CEO, Allianz Worldwide Care

Firstly, congratulations on the new appointment at Allianz Worldwide Care, how are you settling in? Thank you very much. I always think it can take a few months to settle into a new role, but I’ve been working within the Allianz family for the last fifteen years, so there have been no major culture shocks as I’m very familiar with the company. I have strong teams behind me in both Paris...

10-12-2015 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Fiona Greenwood Operations Manager Rowland Brothers International

Fiona grew up in Spain, in the province of Tarragona, where her family moved when she was 7 years old.  She is bi-lingual in Spanish and English. As a teenager, she moved back to the UK with her family, and a few years later, moved again to work with an emergency assistance company in Dallas, Texas. After six wonderful years in Texas, she returned to the UK, and continued her...

03-09-2015 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Arjan Toor Cigna Global iPMI Managing Director

Arjan brings over 18 years of experience in financial services across Asia, Europe and the US to his new role. With proven expertise in the development, marketing and distribution of a broad variety of insurance solutions, he is well positioned to lead Cigna’s Global IPMI business as they build out their position as a leader in the individual PMI industry. Please introduce yourself and background in the international medical insurance industry: Let...

25-08-2015 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Hans Biekmann, CEO, Eurocross Turkey

What is Eurocross Turkey all about? Eurocross Turkey is a company that provides assistance and TPA services to national and international insurers and assistance organisations. We help Inbound Tourists, Expatriates, Health Tourists and Senior Citizens that may be living, working or visiting Turkey. We also provide assistance to Turkish nationals travelling abroad, the outbound market. Why a new assistance company in Turkey? Turkey is an exciting and booming market, and for...

19-06-2014 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine speaks with Steve Rowland Partner Rowland Brothers

Please introduce yourself and back ground in the industry: My name is Stephen Rowland – people often ask how on earth did I get into this industry – the simple answer is that I was born and bred to serve in the industry – I am the fifth generation of the Rowland family to manage Rowland Brothers which was founded in 1873. We have four generations of the family working in...

09-12-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine speaks with Phil Austin, Head of Global Individual Private Medical Insurance at Cigna

Phil Austin runs Cigna’s Global Individual Private Medical Insurance business, based in Glasgow, Scotland. He first joined Cigna International in 2002 as Partnership Director for the UK corporate business. As Head of Cigna’s Global Individual Private Medical Insurance division, Phil is developing and implementing the company’s individual consumer strategy on an international scale and creating a world-class international individual business. He is also responsible for building the business segment and driving...

25-10-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Dr. Joachim Friese, Medical Director, MedCare Professionals

MedCare Professional offers national and international patient transport. We operate reliably and economically with leading insurance companies, hospitals and groups together, our team has won several awards for its outstanding quality. MedCareProfessional is as the name of the program: Only highly qualified medical staff takes care of the patient, our equipment is many-to-date national and international certifications out for us self-evident proof of our own standard of quality - as...

21-08-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mr. Olivier LE FAOUDER, Managing Director, AOC Insurance Broker

Dubbed as one of the hardest working Health Insurance Brokers in the business, International Private Medical Insurance Magazine speaks with Mr. Olivier LE FAOUDER. Olivier is a certified European insurance broker and the Managing Director of AOC Insurance Broker, a leading Private Medical Insurance Broker with offices in Europe and Asia. AOC Insurance Broker help expatriates and travelers compare the best private medical insurance and international health insurance. AOC Insurance...

21-08-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Kim Connor, VP International Business Development, Global Excel

A graduate of Toronto’s Ryerson University, Kim joined Global Excel in 1995 and was one of the original members of the Managed Care team. She first worked as a front-line negotiator for in-patient cases, and then served as the Coordinator of Hospital Networks developing Global Excel’s extensive provider network.  Kim played a key role in the creation of the Corporate Client Services department where she was the Director from 2003–2006. She...

21-08-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mario Fernsebner, General Manager, Green Cross Zell am See Austria

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine talks ground ambulance and medical transportation with Green Cross Zell am See Austria, a fully independent and private company headquartered in Zell am See Austria. Since the 1980's The Green Cross Zell am See has been assisting and transporting patients by Land, Air and Sea. A leading private ground ambulance and medical transportation company working with Overseas Insurance Providers and Private Corporations, Green Cross Zell am See...

21-08-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Marie-Christine Exon-Gallé and Sophie Walker About iPMI Claims and Cost Containment

Marie-Christine Exon-Gallé ("MC") is a highly motivated bi-lingual, professional, senior Manager and an expert in global private medical insurance as well as the medical assistance sector in particular with exceptional proven experience and success in the Assistance-Claims industry over 30+ years. MC has built up a respected track record in these market sectors. She possesses an in-depth knowledge of Travel insurance, iPMI and an extensive understanding of its practical and technical aspects, as...

21-08-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Philip Catterton, Managing Director, Integra Global

Philip Catterton Managing Director of Integra Global is an American with 25 years of experience both in capacity of working with and living himself as an expatriate since 1989. He is a founding member of Integra Global which was established in 1999. Philip has personally steered the company strategy and pioneered technical advancements including Integra Global being the first provider to offer online enrollment and the full scale implementation of...

19-08-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Mr Patrick Leroy, CEO, Aria Assistance

Formerly Europ Assistance in the UK and Ireland and now independent, Aria Insurance Services Limited is built on expertise gained over 40 years in the UK and Irish markets. It provides insurance and assistance services in travel, motor, home emergency along with My Concierge Living Assistance and Premier Occupational Healthcare services. It also offers international private medical insurance through Aria International Health Solutions. Aria Insurance Services Limited tailors quality products...

21-05-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Mr. Guillermo Tejada, CEO, AeroMedical Escort Services

International Private Medical Insurance Magazine speaks with the CEO and President Mr. Guillermo Tejada at AeroMedical Escort Services. We talk about his 20 years of working experience in the medical transport industry, with a wide range of experience in Critical Care Management, Air Ambulance Fixed Wing, Pediatric Helicopter Critical Care and Emergency Medical Services with the NYC Fire Department. Please introduce yourself and your background in the Medical Transportation industry: My name is Guillermo...

21-03-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Mr. Chris Connor Vice President and Operations Manager, Life Flight International

Private Medical Insurance Magazine iPMIM, speaks with Mr. Chris Connor from LifeFlight International. Chris Connor is the Vice President and Operations Manager of Life Flight International Inc. Spending many years owning and operating several companies, Chris brought his management expertise to Life Flight International Inc in 2002 as Vice President and Shareholder. His experience in management has excelled the development of Life Flight International Inc. over the past decade. Chris’s...

21-02-2013 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Mr. Rupert Dent, Managing Director, Air Medical

Leading Private Medical Insurance and Assistance Magazine iPMIM speaks with Mr. Rupert Dent. Mr. Rupert Dent is the Managing Director and Accountable Manager of AirMed. After 20 years in the Investment Banking industry, 12 of which were with what is now known as UBS Investment Bank, Rupert joined AirMed in 2003 as a Director and shareholder. His experience in corporate finance has helped in the development of AirMed over the last nine...

21-08-2012 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks with Mr. Christopher Percival, Director, HealthCare International

Christopher has been a Director of HealthCare International since 2004 and prior to that held senior positions within the Banking and Financial Services industry in London. He is recognised, fully qualified and authorised by the Financial Services Authority in the UK and has over 25 years experience in the industry. HealthCare International has an energetic, dynamic and successful team, with more than 35 years’ experience in the Global International Health...

21-08-2012 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine speaks to Mr. Brian Friedman, Founder and CEO, The Forum For Expatriate Management

Brian Friedman is the Founder and CEO of The Forum for Expatriate Management. A 30 year plus veteran of the Global Mobility profession, Brian was formerly CEO of both Ernst & Young's and previously Arthur Andersen's Human Capital Practice. Brian is uniquely triple qualified as a Fellow of the Institute for Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the Institute of Taxation and a Chartered Accountant. Brian also holds a Masters...

21-08-2012 Executive Industry Interviews

iPMI Magazine speaks to Mr. Brian Piper, Head of Business Development, Integra Global

Mr. Brian S. Piper, MBA, is the Head of Business Development for leading international private medical insurance provider Integra Global. Integra Global provides private medical insurance and expatriate health insurance worldwide. Mr. Piper started his career after completing business school at the Babcock School at Wake Forest University working with the Chamber of Commerce in Business Development and an adjunct professor at Winston-Salem State University. Following, he came to then...

21-08-2011 Executive Industry Interviews