SALEM, N.H., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Call International, a leading provider of customized travel assistance programs, today announced that company CEO and founder, Mike Kelly, has been named as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of International Assistance Group (IAG), a global alliance of assistance companies.
The IAG pools a network of independent assistance companies over the globe to provide services across the assistance value chain, including medical, roadside, home, and travel assistance as well as security services. The alliance currently has 60 partners and preferred providers and 8,300 staff working through multiple 24hr alarm centers. The IAG's philosophy of supporting expatriate, business and leisure travelers through a network of local, independent organizations has proved to be compelling. As a result, there are now more than 180 million travelers abroad supported by IAG Partners.
Prior to accepting the role of Chairman, Mike Kelly has served on the group's Supervisory Board for nearly a decade and has also acted as their Vice Chairman. Mike's responsibility as Chairman is to maintain and improve access to local assistance services for travelers holding memberships or policies with other IAG companies. As such, his role will encompass setting the strategic direction of the organization, developing plans for enhanced support for partners, fostering tighter integration of partners and expanding the organization's influence. Mike will also spearhead efforts to expand the group's reach into rapidly emerging economies.
"On Call International and its clients have benefited greatly from the global reach that the International Assistance Group offers," said Mike Kelly, CEO, On Call International and newly appointed Chairman of International Assistance Group's Supervisory Board. "I have a clear vision for expanding and enriching the Group, and I am dedicated to providing even greater value for all of the Group's partners and support for the many millions of travelers we serve."
A leading provider of medical, security and travel assistance services, On Call is available around-the-clock to assist millions of corporate, academic and leisure travelers worldwide. Whether faced with a life-threatening medical emergency or caught in the crossfire of political unrest, organizations across the globe depend on On Call to deliver vital aid to their travelers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With more than 20 years' experience and resources spanning 200 countries, On Call's seasoned, multi-lingual assistance staff and in-house medical team are equipped to handle any travel emergency, big or small.
About On Call International
When traveling, every problem is unique–a medical crisis, a political threat, even a common accident such as a missed flight. But every solution starts with customized care that ensures travelers are safe and protected. That's why for over 20 years, On Call International has provided fully-customized travel risk management services protecting millions of travelers, their families, and their organizations. For more information visit: www.oncallinternational.com; follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn; like us on Facebook and visit the On Call blog. On Call International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokio Marine HCC and a division of HCC Specialty.
About International Assistance Group
International Assistance Group (IAG) is a limited incorporated company in Paris regulated under the French law and owned by its Partners. This worldwide commercial alliance of independent companies spanning all the links in the assistance value chain was formed in 1992 by five European companies with the aim of helping each other offer quality assistance. The group's success has attracted accredited companies around the world and it now boasts 60 Partners and Preferred Providers and a turnover of over €1.4 billion.
In 2014, International Assistance Group handled over 5.4 million cases, 32,000 medical repatriations and 2 million roadside cases. IAG's international presence and range of services enables it to meet the needs of more than 180 million beneficiaries worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.international-assistance-group.com
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