What's In My Portfolio: Tan Mui Huat

Interview by Marc Almagro
Photography and video by Portfolio Magazine
14 Jun 2018

Mr. Tan Mui Huat is the President and CEO, Asia, at International SOS

Work-related travel is a common reality nowadays; more and more executives are being deployed overseas for long-term assignments and work-related activities. Today, one in eight in every company is traveling internationally. According to a PwC report on ‘Talent Mobility 2020 and Beyond’, there will be a further 50 per cent growth in mobile employees between 2015 and 2020.

One of the demands placed on global mobility is to deliver a good – preferably excellent – assignee experience so that the worker can concentrate on his role. As a result, there is growing awareness about travel risk management within companies. Increasingly, organizations are realizing that protecting their employees and keeping them safe contribute to business success and sustainability.

The consequence of being abroad is that help is not easily secured. People don’t have the support of family and friends; they don’t know where to turn. A person is left on his own.

Many global organizations that have committed to sustainability have leveraged International SOS services to better their programs. International SOS is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company. We are in the business of saving lives and caring for client across the globe—from more than 1,000 locations in 90 countries. We have over 11,000 employees who are led by 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members.

We pioneer a range of preventive programs strengthened by our in-country expertise. Technology-based services and innovation are a major part of our offering to clients, and they are fundamental to our ability to assess, advise and assist to prevent and mitigate risk. We deliver unrivalled emergency assistance during critical illness, accident or civil unrest. With us, multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.

Our goal is to prevent and mitigate risks to employees and the business, and we have unrivalled global assistance network to support clients when they do need help.

Employees who feel unwell or unsafe when traveling away from home feel extremely vulnerable. There is no better feeling than the confidence that an entire team here is available to help and support them. That’s what we do at International SOS.