GLOBAL HEALTHCARE STRATEGY

People

CUSTOM BUILT TEAMS

All projects/divisions managed centrally by functional specialists and analysts. Company Governance and Strategy supported by acknowledged global health entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Most projects combine the core team with relevant country or topic experts, often led by long term regional MGG ‘Associate-Partners’

AllCore TeamAdvisory BoardGlobal Associates
Regional Expert (Europe)

Adam Scott

Research Associate

Alejandra Rodarte

Regional Expert (Europe)

Aliyu Mamman

Regional Expert (Europe)

Andreas Kornowski

Regional Expert (Asia)

Armando Baez

Regional Expert (Global)

Avanti Gupta

REGIONAL EXPERT (GLOBAL)

Bob Cookson

Regional Expert (Europe)

Brigitte Chemla

Company Secretary

Carella McGrigor

Advisory Board Member / Regional Expert (North America)

Casper Declercq

Associate Partner / Regional Expert

Chadwick Van Vacas

Regional Expert, LatAm

Charles Jorge

Regional Expert (Asia/Europe)

Christopher Hughes

Financial Controller

Claire McIntosh

REGIONAL EXPERT (GLOBAL WITH A FOCUS ON UK, US, SOUTH AFRICA, CHINA)

Colin Bullen

Regional Expert (Global)

Damien Marmion

Associate Partner / Regional Expert (Middle East)

David Axtell

Regional Expert (Global)

David Eline

REGIONAL EXPERT (GLOBAL)

David Levine

Regional Expert (Asia)

David Wood

Regional Expert (Europe)

Denis Cros

Junior Analyst

Dominic Chu

Regional Expert (Europe/ UAE/Asia)

Dr. Douglas Stevens

Regional Expert (Asia)

Dr. RicoTang

Regional Expert(Middle East)

Eray Türker

Regional Expert (Europe)

Filis Atheneos

REGIONAL EXPERT (AFRICA)

Francis Castelino

Senior (Associate) Consultant

Francis Marx

Associate Partner/Country Expert Germany/DACH (and Europe/Global)

Frank Reuter

PHM Regional Expert (US)

Fred Goldstein

Regional Expert (Asia)

Hyokon Zhiang

Regional Expert (Asia)

Jacob Sacuto

Managing Director

James McGrigor

Associate Partner / Regional Expert (Asia)

Jonathan Earnshaw

Regional Expert (S America)

Juan Urionbarrenechea

Consultant

Justin Chan

Regional Expert (Europe)

Kaoru Ichikawa

Regional Expert (US)

Kevin Gabriel

Regional Expert

Kevin Thomas

Regional Expert (Global)

Lola May Coker

Associate Partner / Regional Expert (LAT AM)

Maikel Garcia

Regional Expert

Marc Sevestre

Regional Expert (Europe)

Marie-Christine Exon-Galle

REGIONAL EXPERT (GLOBAL)

Mark Attridge

Marketing Consultant

Mark Bradley

Intern Analyst

Max Miller

Regional Expert (Europe/Asia)

Menekse Ucaroglu

Regional Expert (North America)

Michael Dermer

Regional Expert (Europe)

Muskilda Villanueva

Regional Director (Asia & Europe)

Nigel Harris

Regional Expert (Global)

Nir Kaminer

Regional Expert (Global)

Noemi Wall

Senior (Associate) Consultant

Olga Shvarova

Regional Expert (Europe)

Paul Bus

Advisory Board Member

Per Bay Jorgensen

Regional Expert

Phil Tyson

Regional Expert (Europe)

Prashant Lele

Regional Expert (Europe)

Rod Dunne

 Advisory Board Member / PHM Regional Expert (US)

Ron Goetzel

Regional Expert (Europe)

Sergio Pollini

Regional Expert, USA

Sheldon Brickman

Regional Expert (Europe)

Ted Townsend

Regional Expert (Asia)

William (Bill) Bossany

Regional Expert (Europe)

Adam Scott

Specialist in: Healthcare consulting

Regions:  UK, South Africa

Profile: Adam has worked in healthcare consulting since 2005.  His background is Materials Science, with a Master’s degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Adam started his career in McKinsey‘s Johannesburg office before taking an MBA at the University of Cambridge. He then joined Victor’s healthcare practice in 2005 before becoming an entrepreneur in a fintech startup amongst others. In 2013 he returned to consulting by co-founding Mansfield Advisors LLP

Location:London, UK

Research Associate

Alejandra Rodarte

Alejandra Rodarte is an economist with a specialization in finance and an MSc in Global Health Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She won a scholarship to attend an entrepreneurship course at Georgetown University and was selected as one of 15 entrepreneurs from Latin America for a fellowship from the University of Berkeley. Additionally, Alejandra attended and coordinated a global leadership program at Charles University, Prague. She is a Spanish native speaker and is fluent in English and French, and is currently learning Chinese

Location:London, UK

Regional Expert (Europe)

Aliyu Mamman

Specialist in: IPMI claims management and handling, product creation and market entry and becoming the lead sales person in those markets.

Regions: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg

Profile: Aliyu’s career predominantly lies in sales and new business generation, and account management. He has experience in renewals processes and strategies, in market research, strategy, competitor analysis, and launch. He has also worked with digital strategies on consumer behavior, how to target the right audience, and product marketing.

Location:Luxemburg

Regional Expert (Europe)

Andreas Kornowski

Specialist in: Financial Services (Banking and Insurance)

Regions: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Profile: Andreas is an experienced consultant having worked in EY, Innovalue and Arkwright

Location:Germany

Regional Expert (Asia)

Armando Baez

Specialist in: International life, health, disability and travel insurance expertise, capitated medical network development, self insurance employer arrangements.

Regions: Asia, Lat Am

Profile: Since 1998, Armando has held Presidency roles in companies including MediPlan/CIGNA, Medifam, Global Benefits Group (GBG), and Baez Insurance Services. He has experience in developed health and life insurance marketing, underwriting, and administrative business operations in China, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines. He’s had hands-on experience working with key payors, buyers, and sellers in all regions of the globe.

Location:California, United States

Regional Expert (Global)

Avanti Gupta

Specialist in: Digital health, strategy, wellness, new market entry.

Regions: UK, India, Western Europe, UAE

Profile:   Avanti was a consultant here at McGrigor Group for over 3 years and is an experienced healthcare professional with expertise in patient sentiment analysis, healthcare business development, and healthcare consulting. As the Project Lead for Patient Sentiment on Perioperative Practices at RIWI, Avanti has successfully led innovative research programs to uncover patient views regarding preoperative practices such as care information, confidence to follow instructions, level of support, anxiety levels, and resultant outcomes. Her previous roles as Business Development Director – Healthcare and Sector Consultant – Healthcare & Consumer at RIWI and Alva, respectively, demonstrate her skills in providing global trend tracking, prediction technology, and access to fast-changing consumer and citizen sentiment in all countries. Avanti’s experience in healthcare consulting and stakeholder management has helped numerous healthcare organizations make informed decisions related to reputation analysis solutions, ESG, and risk management.

She has previously worked for the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), Cambridge Healthcare Research and as Strategic Projects Manager at Integra Global.

Location:The Netherlands

REGIONAL EXPERT (GLOBAL)

Bob Cookson

Specialist in: Insurtech, Technology Innovation

Regions: Global

Profile: Bob Cookson has worked for 40 years in senior general management, operations and technology roles in and around healthcare insurance and healthcare delivery with spells in reinsurance underwriting management, emergency medical assistance and healthcare management, domestic private medical insurance start-ups in emerging markets and for the last 10 years leading the Information Technology and IT Governance functions for IPMI provider Now Health International. Now based in Cyprus, Bob continues to focus on technology innovation and the governance thereof through his own consultancy InsurTech Information Technology Ltd.

Location:Cyprus

Regional Expert (Europe)

Brigitte Chemla

Specialist in: International Health Insurance

Regions: Europe, Middle East, Asia

Profile:  Brigitte is an expert in international health insurance. She has worked for 16 years as CEO and founder of more than 7 Broker/TPA offices in several countries including UAE, Libya, Thailand, and India for Siaci Saint Honoré under their subsidiary MSH International.

Opened own Broker/TPA company in 2014 in Dubai and sold in 2019, to return permanently from expatriation. She has worked as a consultant, helping many insurance companies to develop their IPMI portfolio. For example:

VYV Group, study of their IPMI portfolio, to help them make strategic decisions for an international development.

CFE, complete overhaul of their membership and premium collection procedures, putting them on the road to ISO 9001 certification.

Swiss Life, assistance in setting up their own international TPA, including the choice of their IT system.

For several insurance companies, Brigitte was able to carry out audits of health claims managed by a third party (delegated TPA), recovering up to €1 million of errors in one year.

Currently she is a Director at implid – filière Assurance Santé Protection Sociale.

Location:Paris, France

Company Secretary

Carella McGrigor

Carella McGrigor has been Company Secretary since McGrigor Corporation began in 2002. She has had 20 years of research and media relations experience with medical charities both in mental health and in cancer care. She has a degree in English Literature, a post-graduate conversion diploma in Psychology and a Counselling Conversion Diploma, specializing in children and young people. Her activities include company strategy, board process, event management, and research. She practices as a counsellor and has an interest in wellbeing and psychoeducation for companies and Apps for mental health.

Location:UK

Advisory Board Member / Regional Expert (North America)

Casper Declercq

Specialist in: Healthcare and Technology solutions for payors and providers

Regions: North America

Profile: Casper is an experienced investor in the healthcare sector, with a particular focus on medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biopharma tools. He has a 25 year track record in the development of ventures in the medical device and life sciences industry.

Location:San Francisco, United States

Associate Partner / Regional Expert

Chadwick Van Vacas

Specialist in: Life and Health insurance

Regions: All of Africa

Profile: Chad has recently returned home to Morocco after living and working in the US, Europe, Africa, and the ME. He has held several senior positions with several multi-national insurance companies around the world and is a proven leader and manager of strategy, execution, people and culture. His niche expertise lies in health and life insurance product development and sales.

Location:Casa Blanca, Morroco

Regional Expert, LatAm

Charles Jorge

Specialist in: international life and health. Extensive knowledge of risk management, product development, brand and distribution management, and operations.
With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Charles Jorge is a highly accomplished professional who has held executive positions at well-known international life and health insurance companies like Pan American Life, American Fidelity Assurance, and BMI. In addition to working with established insurance companies, he has also served as President and CEO of several successful startup insurance companies.

Location:Florida, USA

Regional Expert (Asia/Europe)

Christopher Hughes

Specialist in: Health insurance, employee benefits.

Regions: UK, China, SE Asia, USA, Europe

Profile: For the last ten years, Christopher has driven forward his own health insurance consultancy company formerly called Health Well Ltd (now Health Well Solutions Ltd). On top of this, he has been General Manager of the Employee Benefits and Health Care Division for Unistar Insurance Brokerage since 2013.

Location:London, UK; Italy

Financial Controller

Claire McIntosh

Claire joined the company in the summer of 2014. Her responsibilities include maintaining the financial accounts, all invoicing and payments and preparation of year-end accounts. Claire has been AAT qualified since 2008 and has worked in finance since 2004. Prior to thisClaireworked for 15 years in the Electronics Industry and she has an HND in Electronic Engineering.

Location:UK

REGIONAL EXPERT (GLOBAL WITH A FOCUS ON UK, US, SOUTH AFRICA, CHINA)

Colin Bullen

Colin Bullen is a health actuary with over 25 years of experience across the globe in pricing, product, and insurance strategy, well-being, and product development. He was previously Head of Global Benefits at Aon so understands the IPMI market from both insurer and broker perspectives. Since leaving Aon, Colin has developed a unique understanding of human behaviour the value healthy behaviour can generate for companies, individuals and insurers, and the mechanisms required to make change happen.

Regional Expert (Global)

Damien Marmion

Specialist in: Digital health, healthcare contracting/procurement, health insurance.

Regions: Hong Kong, China, India, Middle East (GCC), Europe

Profile: Having had various director roles at BUPA for 15 years, Damien has since had roles as Chief Executive of AXA Global Health and CEO of Ingenica Solutions, and is currently Director of Augment Healthcare Ltd. Also Non Executive Chairman for both Altha Global Health Ltd and Changing Health and holds Non Executive Director roles for Medical Protection Society and Benenden Health.

Location:Horsted Keynes, UK

Associate Partner / Regional Expert (Middle East)

David Axtell

Specialist in: All employee benefits (medical, life, travel insurance and group pensions), M&A and due diligence relating to the above fields, strategic and operational planning, expert second medical opinions, outsourcing.

Regions: Gulf, Middle East

Profile: David founded InterGlobal in 2000 in the Middle East, before leaving nine years later to become an independent consultant providing services ranging from market research to strategic implementation.

Location:Middle East

Regional Expert (Global)

David Eline

Specialist in: International product medical insurance IPMI, insuretech, and platform.

Regions: Global

Profile: David is the founder of Health Compass, which specialises in making insurance products fully comparable and understandable by everyone. Previous experience in credit exposures and risk transfer between insurance and hedge funds.

Location:Paris, France

REGIONAL EXPERT (GLOBAL)

David Levine

Dave’s 40-year career has focused on workplace-based health and wellness for leading suppliers including Hazelden/Betty Ford, Aetna, ComPsych, and Optum/United Healthcare.  A clinician by training (MSW) with direct service and operations experience, Dave was drawn to the customer side of the business where he helped grow and maintain client relationships with leading organizations including Google, IBM, Medtronic, HP, and more.  He has written for publication and has presented worldwide on behavioral health and wellness. In addition to consulting with McGrigor Group, Dave’s firm, Global Care Experts, provides crisis response for needs outside the U.S., and he is a Board Member of both the Asia Pacific Employee Assistance Roundtable and the Employee Assistance European Forum.

location:Minneapolis, US

Regional Expert (Asia)

David Wood

Specialist in: Healthcare.

Regions: China, East Asia

Profile: David Wood is the President of the ChinaCare Group, the only international healthcare consulting firm on the mainland of China. He has over 30 years of hospital administration and healthcare consulting experience, both domestically in the United States and internationally. His consulting activity has included assisting clients in a variety of engagements all over the world including the United States, China, Germany, Greece, Austria, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, England, Canada and Gambia. His professional experience also includes serving as the managing director of PriceWaterhouseCooper’s healthcare consulting practice in China and Hong Kong.

Location:Beijing, China

Regional Expert (Europe)

Denis Cros

Specialist in: IPMI, compliance, employee benefits (sales and legal).

Regions: Europe, Middle East, Asia

Profile: Denis has over 15 years of experience in International Employee Benefits (both sales and legal) for companies that include: Swiss Life France, Allianz, Gras Savoye and Paulin Harris Consulting Ltd. In a highly regulated market worldwide, he can assist in arranging the most optimized benefits for your expatriated employees or set up specific programs for all kinds of individuals in mobility.

Location:Paris, France

Junior Analyst

Dominic Chu

Dominic Chu, a dynamic finance graduate from the University of Bristol, brings a wealth of skills and experiences to the role of Junior Analyst at McGrigor Group. With a solid academic foundation in finance, statistics, and economics, he excels in quantitative analysis, data interpretation, and financial modeling. His practical experience as a Summer Research Intern at UOB Kay Hian, where he authored initiation reports and DCF models, showcases his analytical prowess. Dominic’s proficiency in data manipulation, visualization tools, and effective communication, as demonstrated during his tenure at Asia Interactive Content Holdings, positions him as a valuable asset for crafting insightful market reports and presentations. His commitment to excellence, leadership honed through extracurricular activities, and dedication to community service highlight his well-rounded skill set and make him a valuable addition to McGrigor Group’s analytical team.

Location:UK

Regional Expert (Europe/ UAE/Asia)

Dr. Douglas Stevens

Specialist in: Health systems design and implementation, population health management, clinical governance, operations alignment, program quality management and audit.

Regions: Germany, UAE, China, Ireland and South Africa.

Profile: Dr. Douglass has been a physician for 35 years and has experience working in International Health and Organisational Medical Management, including a 10-year career with International SOS. He has been an independent Global Health Management Consultant for ten years in which he has worked with large multinational organisations across a diverse spectrum including corporates, IGO’s and NGO’s.

Location:Ireland

Regional Expert (Asia)

Dr. RicoTang

Specialist in: Health Insurance, Health Risk Management, Managed Care, Disease Management, Wellness, Preventive Care, HMO, Investment in HealthCare Service, Investment in Life and Health Insurance

Regions: Asia

Profile: Dr. Rico W. Tang is the Founder of Valurise Group and the Founder of Valurise Health Solutions International Group [VHS Group]. He is also the Board Member of International Health Risk Management Association [IHRMA], the Board Member of International Disease Management Alliance [IDMA], the Executive Chairman of International Health Risk Management Forum [IHRM], the Editorial Board Member of China Life Insurance Professionals Qualification Exam Textbooks, the Editorial Board Member of China Health Insurance Development Report, and the Invited Columnist of China Insurance News.

Location:Shanghai, China

Regional Expert(Middle East)

Eray Türker

Specialist in: Insurance and Reinsurance

Regions: Turkey

Profile: Eray Turker is the Managing Director of Turker Re and former Assistant General Manager of Türker Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers, based in Istanbul. He is also a director of ucuzasigortalan.com, a Turkish insurance portal.

Location:Istanbul

Regional Expert (Europe)

Filis Atheneos

Specialist in: IPMI, and general insurance.

Regions: Greece, Cyprus, Romania, UK, EU

Profile: For seven years now, Filis has been the CEO of his family-run insurance company (D. Atheneos Insurance Agents S.A., now known as GLOBASSURE Insurance Agents s.m.p.c), and the Operations Manager for a further five years. Filis has substantial experience with various insurance companies (e.g. AXA, Generali, Allianz, BUPA, and Aetna).

Location:Greece

REGIONAL EXPERT (AFRICA)

Francis Castelino

Francis Castelino is a chartered insurance practitioner with over thirty years of senior management and consultancy experience in General and Life Insurance and the Financial Services and Healthcare industries. He is the founder of the BUPA Mining and Energy Healthcare insurance risk pool, his organisation Holborn Services was distributor with regulatory exemption, of the BUPA Global Mining and Energy Healthcare Insurance Risk Pool for Africa and the Middle East until the end of 2017. Holborn Services achieved BUPA’s Top Producer (Africa/Global) in 2015, 2016 and 2017. As Holborn Services, Francis was also the founding member and distributor of the Generali Global Health Business Forum for Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Nigeria.

He is currently Group Life, Health and General Insurance consultant to a number of leading brokers and insurance companies throughout Africa. Francis also spearheads digital healthcare initiatives with AECA, a healthcare payer startup.

Location:Lusaka, Zambia

Senior (Associate) Consultant

Francis Marx

Specialist in: IPMI, due diligence, IPMI intermediary market.

Regions: Middle East, Africa

Profile: Francis is an long term strategy consultant with experience across multiple sectors, including numerous healthcare engagements. His core interest lies in delivering top-line growth through market entry, market share growth, product expansion, and M&A. His past work with the McGrigor Group includes the MGG IPMI publication for the Middle East and Africa, Market entry for a North African Market, M&A support for IPMI broker consolidation, Cost reduction for a leading IPMI player.

Location:London, UK

Associate Partner/Country Expert Germany/DACH (and Europe/Global)

Frank Reuter

Specialist in: Life and health insurance; health service solutions

Regions: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific

Profile:  Frank is a consulting strategist, operating under Reuter Consulting alongside his long term research partner Andreas Wuensche. He is an experienced owner with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. He is a strong business development professional skilled in Business Planning, Business Relationship Management, Risk Management, Business Development, and Life Insurance.  His focus is on international and national sales of life and health insurance and health service solutions globally.  His expertise lies mainly in the international private health sector, travel insurance industry and with corporates. He has experience in executing projects in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, USA, Canada, Israel, UK, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Greek, Turkey, Czech Republic, Russia, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia, India, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. Frank has worked with most of the big names across the health insurance industry including CIGNA, Integra Global, Allianz, Best Doctors, Axa and International SOS.

Location:Germany

PHM Regional Expert (US)

Fred Goldstein

Specialist in: Population Health, Chronic Care Management,
Social Determinants of Health, Alternative Payment Models, Policy, ACOs, Digital Health, Data and Analytics.

Regions: North America, Brazil, Kuwait

Profile: Fred Goldstein is president and founder of Accountable Health, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm. His experience spans population health, disease management, HMO and hospital operations. He founded a disease management company that served 10 State Medicaid Programs, operated a Medicaid HMO rated #1 in quality by the State of Florida, and was responsible for the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit in the Affordable Care Act.

Location:Jacksonville, United States

Regional Expert (Asia)

Hyokon Zhiang

Specialist in: Strategy, innovation, new business, marketing.

Regions: Korea

Profile: Hyokon is a business consultant and entrepreneur. Having worked for 10 years as a strategy consultant for AT Kerney and Bain, Hyokon founded its own consultancy, Innomove, with a core focus on innovation. In parallel to growing Innomove, he is the founder of several startups in the internet world in Korea.

Location:Seoul, Korea

Regional Expert (Asia)

Jacob Sacuto

Specialist in: TPAs, reinsurance treaty, distribution agreement, alternative distribution, strategy, operational excellence, regulatory dealings (HK), insurtech

Regions: Hong Kong, China, South East Asia

Profile: Jacob has worked for 15 years in IPMI in Asia, with experience in every link of the value chain (from distribution client-facing, sales, operations, to product design and operations from a provider’s angle dealing with reinsurers, and TPAs, etc.)

Location:Hong Kong

Managing Director

James McGrigor

“After 16 years in strategic management consulting (with Bain and Arkwright), and 2 short-lived healthcare start-ups, James founded McGrigor Group – a strategic advisory boutique specialised in international health – in early 2002, to combine his two careers into one. Since then, he has run McGrigor Group, with personal involvement in > 400 projects spread across 95 countries. Some are pure growth advisory, some are deal based, but a theme of shared risk/reward pervades most, including some specialty projects in Africa and in emergent digital health services.

He greatly enjoys building and working with his partner offices in Paris, Bahrain and Morocco and the 60 strong associate networks from the US to China.

Industry positions have included roles as a Corporate Finance adviser to The British Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries and as co-chair for the American Population Health Association’s International Committee.”

Email:james@mcgrigorgrouphq.com

Phone:+44 (0)1264 738 892

Location:UK

Associate Partner / Regional Expert (Asia)

Jonathan Earnshaw

Specialist in: IPMI, sales and product development strategy, development of risk management strategies, ASO administration with associated insurance solutions, partnership development, joint ventures.

Regions: SE Asia (Singapore), Middle East, UK

Profile: Jonathan has worked in the IPMI industry since 2001. Business development roles with BUPA Intl, Expacare, DKV Globality. He set-up Vivilate August 2010 by developing bespoke plans for distribution partners in Dubai, India, Indonesia, and acting as Product Manager once these plans launched.

Location:Singapore

Regional Expert (S America)

Juan Urionbarrenechea

Specialist in: Mexican and Spanish markets.

Regions: Mexico, Spain

Profile: Juan has extensive experience in International Finance. He has worked in Spain and Mexico. Additionally, he has project management and teaching experience.

Location:Mexico city, Mexico

Consultant

Justin Chan

Justin joined McGrigor Group in 2017 after he completed his MSc Economics at University College London. During his time at McGrigor Group, he has been a part of over 15 successful projects ranging from market research, acquisition target screening and advising on commercial due diligence. He also coordinated and jointly wrote McGrigor Group’s 2018 Global International Private Medical Insurance report. He is London based but has successfully executed projects in multiple countries around the world including UAE, USA, France and China.

Location:London, UK

Regional Expert (Europe)

Kaoru Ichikawa

Specialist in: Employee assistance

Regions: USA, Japan

Profile:  Dr. Kaoru Ichikawa is a globally well-known employee assistance researcher and consultant. She has a Ph.D. in Preventative Medicine and introduced the concept of EAP to global corporations in Japan and other Asia Pacific countries. She has been promoting employee wellbeing, EAP and resiliency as a core human resource and management strategy. She holds licenses in both USA and Japan, including, CEAP-I (Certified Employee Assistance Professionals – International), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), and Psychologist License of Japan.

Here recent books are,
Working women’s’ health guide (2022), EAP handbook (2022), Resilience nurtured in Workplace (2019).

Location:Japan

Regional Expert (US)

Kevin Gabriel

Specialist in: Health insurance, life insurance.

Regions: USA, Global

Profile: Kevin has over 20 years experience conducting financial analysis in both the Life and Health Insurance, as well as Reinsurance industries and finance. He has extensive experience working with and marketing to clients at a senior level, as part of his 3 years as Vice President of Phoenix Insurance Company. Kevin has an Actuarial background with an honors finance MBA.

Location:Connecticut, US

Regional Expert

Kevin Thomas

Specialist in: Claim management, evacuations, medical expenses – Medical assistance.

Regions: Global

Profile: Kevin has over 20 years of experience in the international medical assistance market, managing various sectors in this exciting industry – medical claims management, international medical assistance services, international medical evacuations, assisting clients in managing their medical expenses. Additionally, he has experience in Third Party Administration, case management, and cost containment. He currently holds the positions of Group COO of InterHealth Technologies and Senior Vice President of Global Operations at MediGuide Intl.

Location:Cape Town, SA

Regional Expert (Global)

Lola May Coker

Specialist in: IPMI, assistance, travel insurance.

Regions: Global

Profile: Lola has 24+ years of experience in international medical assistance and health insurance. She has held a number of positions at leading insurers and assistance companies (Goodhealth, Pruhealth, AIG and ISOS) in the UK and Dubai in medical and security assistance, claims (IPMI), sales (IPMI) and audit (Travel). She has been an independent consultant since 2010 working with Insurers and Assistance companies on a variety of projects.

Location:Singapore

Associate Partner / Regional Expert (LAT AM)

Maikel Garcia

Regions: Latin America

Profile: Maikel has more than 15 years of experience on the consulting and broking business, with a special focus on international insurance. He is a partner at World of America, a well-established international brokerage firm with a presence in the USA and Latin America for more than 38 years.

Location::Miami, USA

Regional Expert

Marc Sevestre

Specialist in: Strategy, project management, distribution, silver economy.

Regions: Europe

Profile: Marc is a life insurance expert with vast experience, including as former European CEO of global insurance leader AIG and Executive Vice President & CEO of MetLife Europe. Recognized for transforming under-performing entities into highly profitable insurance companies, Marc has a proven track record of strategic leadership, financial acumen, and successful P&L management. As an entrepreneur, investor, and strategic advisor, he founded a brokerage company specializing in senior market products and operates a consulting boutique guiding financial service companies in Europe. Marc serves as an independent board member for high-growth companies, bringing a wealth of experience in identifying market changes, growth opportunities and strategic vision. His board service includes chairing various committees and contributing to the success of organizations such as Aviva and PCCW.

 

 

Location:Paris, France

Regional Expert (Europe)

Marie-Christine Exon-Galle

Specialist in: Claims Consultant, IPMI.

Regions: Global

Profile: Marie-Christine has been a consultant since 2002 and now works for EW Consulting Services, which she co-founded in 2013. Her company offers support to insurers, TPAs, Underwriters and all manner of other parts of this industry.

Location:Guildford, UK

REGIONAL EXPERT (GLOBAL)

Mark Attridge

Specialist in: Workplace Mental Health and EAPs

Regions: Global

Profile: Mark Attridge is President of Attridge Consulting, Inc. Mark brings a unique scholarly approach to his consulting that derives from his past work with health care service providers, benefit consultants to employers and academic researchers. A popular presenter at international conferences and professional meetings, he is known for translating research findings and concepts into business contexts and practical applications. He has authored more than 250 papers and presentations on topics in health care, psychology and communication. He has been most active in the field of workplace mental health and the area of employee assistance programs (EAP) in particular. His specialties include writing literature reviews and knowledge transfer papers, public speaking on workplace mental health issues and designing surveys and research studies for workplace health services.

Location:USA

Marketing Consultant

Mark Bradley

Mark has 25+ years’ agency experience in B2B and B2C digital marketing, strategy development, data protection, content creation and conference and event management.

Intern Analyst

Max Miller

Max Miller, a highly accomplished individual, brings a wealth of professional attributes to the consulting team at McGrigor Group. With a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Chinese, Max possesses exceptional research abilities and expertise in data analysis. His proficiency in statistical software, fluency in multiple languages, and strong academic background make him a valuable asset. Max’s experiences as a research assistant and business development intern demonstrate his commitment to expanding professional services and optimising research processes. His diverse skill set and unwavering dedication position him as a significant contributor to the summer intern programme.

Location:UK

Regional Expert (Europe/Asia)

Menekse Ucaroglu

Specialist in: Employee benefit programmes, health & assistance, benefit plans management, reinsurance, underwriting.

Regions: Turkey, Azerbaijan, Northern Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria

Profile: Meneske is in her 14th year as CEO of IUC Group, managing three different brand and company organisations serving over 600,000 customers. She has experience with successfully managing various aspects of a large insurance company including building reinsurance programmes for all types of reinsurance treaties, implementing product-management system first time in the insurance market, setting up new departments, establishing and monitoring management by objectives applications, leading cross-functional teams on key projects, having multifunctional responsibilities including strategic planning, claims audit, human resources, and mergers.

Location:Istanbul, Turkey

Regional Expert (North America)

Michael Dermer

Specialist in: Business Inteligence andPopulation Health Management

Regions: North America

Profile: Michael is the Founder and CEO of the Lonley Entrepreneur, a company that provides entrepreneurs with solutions to all the business and personal issues that entrepreneurs face. Additionally, he was the President and CEO of The Dermer Group, a strategic consulting firm focusing on rewards and incentives and go-to-market strategies in healthcare. Michael was the founder of IncentOne, which he sold to Welltok in 2013. Michael is considered the founder of the health rewards movement and one of the experts on the use of rewards and incentives in healthcare.

Location:New York, United States

Regional Expert (Europe)

Muskilda Villanueva

Specialist in: Financial, health, and educational sectors.

Regions: Europe, Lat Am, Asia

Profile: Muskilda has more than 25 years of international and multicultural experience. She has developed new areas of business, markets, and regions within small and large companies, either as an in-house or as an external consultant, mainly in Europe and Asia. Her experience with multinational companies has been focused on financial, health, and educational sectors. She specializes in identifying potential risks and opportunities. Her secondary background in Psychology allows her to fully understand customers preferences and motivations and to lead successful teams

Location:Madrid, Spain

Regional Director (Asia & Europe)

Nigel Harris

Specialist in: Asian IPMI, Hong Kong PMI, product design, regulatory, marketing, distribution, operations &strategy.

Regions: Asia;  Europe

Profile: In addition to being Regional Director for McGrigor Group, Asia and Europe, Nigel is the CEO-Founder of Paulin Harris Consulting Ltd. Since 2010, PHC has advised international health, life, and pension businesses intending to launch, grow or realign business lines in Asia.

Location:Hong Kong & France

Regional Expert (Global)

Nir Kaminer

Specialist in: Claims management, evidence-based medicine.

Regions: Global

Profile: Nir is a founding partner of Medical Reviews International. He has built up a team of internationally experienced clinical and business executives that operate a global network of medical specialists in all medical areas. He brings years of management consulting background and more than ten years of experience in helping healthcare insurers in optimising their claims operations and improve healthcare provisioning.

Location:Munich, Germany

Regional Expert (Global)

Noemi Wall

Specialist in: Political risk, trade credit, political violence, surety.

Regions: Europe, North Africa, Lat Am

Profile: Noemi spent 15 years working as a political risks and trade credit underwriter for Lloyd’s. She operates now as a consultant for several Lloyd’s Syndicates and one of the top trade credit brokers in the London insurance market.

Location:Southampton, UK

Senior (Associate) Consultant

Olga Shvarova

Specialist in: Technology transfer, IP & innovation management, valuations & investment appraisals, innovation policy & strategy, personalised medicine/longevity, digital medicine, AI/big healthcare data, Insurtech/Meditech/connected healthcare, IoT & sensors, medical devices.

Regions: UK, Europe, Russia, CIS

Profile: Olga Shvarova is a seasoned management consultant and technology transfer specialist with a passion for establishing, expanding, and enhancing sustainable Centers of Excellence. With over 300 successful collaborations, she has gained extensive international commercialization experience with startups, SMEs, non-profits, universities, and large multinational corporations across various industries. Her expertise spans commercialization strategy, innovation management, IP, and strategic marketing. Olga also has a keen interest in ESG/sustainability finance, particularly in the healthcare sector. Her strengths include developing value propositions for complex scenarios, creating fundraising strategies, and performing economic benefit assessments based on market data and business case.

 

 

Location:Nicosia, Cyprus

Regional Expert (Europe)

Paul Bus

Specialist in: (International) Healthcare, property damage, disability, life, pensions.

Regions: Netherlands and Belgium

Profile: Paul set up and acted as a licensed individual for Global Benefits Group in Europe for 12 years. Since 2004, Paul set up and runs Bus insurance Services. The company offers brokerage for international individual insurance but also local insurance solutions for high net worth individuals and companies.

Location:Utrecht, Netherlands

Advisory Board Member

Per Bay Jorgensen

Specialist in: International health and travel insurance.

Regions: Europe, Asia, Lat Am

Profile: Having been a CEO for 27 years at International Health Insurance Denmark, Per Bay has an extensive and impressive history in heading the advancement of health insurance companies in Europe. He is currently the owner of the Bay Consult International, a management consultancy company. He maintains a number of board positions, especially in Denmark.

Location:Copenhagen, Denmark

Regional Expert

Phil Tyson

Specialist in: International Health Insurance and Canadian Domestic Insurance

Regions: Worldwide

Profile: An Insurance Professional with 35 years of experience specializing in designing, placing and managing leading-edge benefit plans for international organizations with globally mobile employees and individuals.  His experience includes developing and implementing marketing and sales strategy and tools, proposal development for potential clients, and designing new products and services such as ‘branded’ individual products, association programs, reinsurance arrangements and high-risk placements.
Phil’s background includes more than three decades working with firms that include Citadel Assurance Company, Manulife Financial Group Benefits, Norfolk Mobility, MSH International (Canada). For the past eight years, he has owned and operated Global Benefits Advisors Ltd.

Location:Canada

Regional Expert (Europe)

Prashant Lele

Specialist in: STM Publishing, Life Sciences informatics, BFSI, Medical Devices, Telecoms, Travel

Regions: Europe

Profile: Prashant has extensive experience working with clinical data, life sciences R&D informatics and EMR. Additionally, he specializes in assessing the early-stage digital health companies for investment purposes and creating business cases for procuring and implementing specialist healthcare software solutions.

Location:Sydney, Australia

Regional Expert (Europe)

Rod Dunne

Specialist in: Health Insurance and business development

Regions: Europe

Profile: Rod has been an insurance consultant for more than ten years. He is currently a senior business consultant. Rod has worked with several associates and also with software companies for best-of-breed solutions. These activities include a particular emphasis on health insurance (domestic & international), where he has developed a framework for addressing the global scourge of health insurance fraud.

Location:Wheathampstead, UK

 Advisory Board Member / PHM Regional Expert (US)

Ron Goetzel

Specialist in: Workplace health and well-being programs, economic analysis, measurement and evaluation, ROI studies, best practice benchmarking, surveys

Regions: North America primarily – but also Brazil, Singapore, South Africa, Israel

Profile: Dr. Ron Z. Goetzel is a senior scientist and director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and vice president of consulting and applied research at IBM Watson Health. IHPS’ mission is to bridge the gap between academia, the business community, and the health care policy world. Before Johns Hopkins, Goetzel served on the faculties at Emory and Cornell Universities.

Location:Bethesda, US

Regional Expert (Europe)

Sergio Pollini

Specialist in: Insurance, Financial Market Structure, Organization, Compliance and Market Analysis

Regions: Italy

Profile: Sergio has experience in consultancy projects, supporting in the professional or insurance product or marketing in general speaking, and the compliance of insurance, involved in distribution compliance. Experience in many projects on checking the distributor and compliance of the distributor. Expertise in the distribution network with the strategic planning and support for the insurance company to build the distribution network by looking for people. Last but not least, a big area is learning information for distribution for the managers, executives, or commercial project support.

Location:Milan, Italy

Regional Expert, USA

Sheldon Brickman

Sheldon is an investment professional with over 20 years of M&A advisory and business development experience, totaling more than $40 billion in deal value. Sheldon has assisted international companies (in the UAE, UK, Asia and Latin America), startup operations, and regional insurance carriers. His experience covers the property & casualty and life/health insurance markets, including working with insurance carriers, managing general agencies/MGU’s, wholesalers, retailers and third party administrators. Additionally, Sheldon has worked with numerous clients in the healthcare and financial services industries.

Location:New York, USA

Regional Expert (Europe)

Ted Townsend

Specialist in: Hospital management, healthcare delivery.

Regions: UK (London)

Profile: Ted trained as a business strategy consultant at Bain & Co where he advised several high-profile operators in the private healthcare sector. He specialises in strategic planning, market research, investment proposals, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate development. He authors LaingBuisson’s market report covering the London private acute medical care market and is also the director of LaingBuisson’s annual Private Acute Healthcare Conference. Ted is a regular speaker at seminar and roundtable events and also provides bespoke consultancy services. Lastly, he is a Non-Executive Director of QS Enterprises Ltd., a private imaging business owned by the UCLH Charity.

Location:London, UK

Regional Expert (Asia)

William (Bill) Bossany

Specialist in: International health insurance, Microinsurance in health, health insurance operational consulting, healthcare operations and strategic consulting (market entries and sales strategies).

Regions: China (and Australasia, South Asia, Middle East, USA, Pacific Basin, UK, Germany)

Profile: William has over 35 years of experience in health insurance operations, sales, UW, medical management, and provider networks. His work experience included ten years for Munich Re, including being GM of Greater China. Since then, he has become independent with Bossany Consulting Intl. He also maintains connections with various organizations that serve health insurers like PBMs, Wellness, and health advisors.  Bill also has recent experience with insuretech and health related tech.

Location:Guam, Western Pacific