Company: CareMed International Travel Insurance
Job title: President
Number of years as a WYSE Travel Confederation member: 20
Which Sector Panel do you fall under? Travel Safety
Years of relevant experience you have for this role: 25
Please indicate any relevant qualifications you have for this role
For more than 25 years I have managed two offices – one in the US and the other in Bonn, Germany that provide international students, au pairs, internship and work & travel participants, tourists, study abroad students, guest scientists and high school students with comprehensive insurance product solutions. We have insured over 200,000 participants involved in cultural exchange and educational travel each year.
Please give a full outline of your professional and personal experience and skills that are relevant to your application
As stated above President of CISI in the US and CareMed in Bonn, Germany – Extensive experience in student travel accident policies – Direct dealings and relationships with over 10 insurers worldwide – Played a key role in the development and implementation of Crisis Management Plans for several of our program sponsors – Well versed in the many technical resources and tools available in the market to assist our programs in their Crisis Management plans.
Served as Risk Manager for the parent company, AIFS, for the past 17 years – Coordinated with the assistance of our Emergency Provider Company with the handling, logistics and communication to all in several Security Evacuation cases – Haiti, Paris Attacks, Egypt, Belgium, Japan and Indonesia. – Direct access to several legal resources to assist insured participants when encountering situations overseas as well as in the US. – Proactively working with programs to assist their participants with known medical/mental health issues so they are fully supported while on the program
In no more than 25 words, please state why you are perfect for this position
I believe my extensive experience dealing with many travel health and safety issues over the past 25 years with direct involvement in many cases would make me very suitable for a position on this Panel.