ISO Student Health Insurance Announces John McPhee as Chief Executive Officer


ISO Customer Care | Oct 18, 2019 Latest From ISO

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept 25, 2019 – ISO Student Health Insurance (ISO) today announced that John McPhee has been named as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the company, effective immediately

“John is the right executive to lead ISO,” said Dr. Jacob Harel, Chairman of ISO. “He is an exceptional leader and his track record of success and high-caliber leadership experience is exactly what ISO needs as we enter our next chapter. ISO warmly welcomes John and we look forward to working with him,” he added.

Prior to joining ISO, John spent 26 years at American International Group in senior leadership roles including Global Head of Accident & Health & CEO Consumer Insurance Asia Pacific.

In his most recent role as Global Head of Accident & Health at AIG, John was responsible for leading AIG’s industry leading businesses across more than 60 countries world-wide. Last year he spearheaded a major restructuring of the US business, which resulted in a significant increase in new business, while also exceeding profitability targets and delivering on operational improvements.

The wealth of knowledge and experience John has gained while performing multiple leadership roles based in London, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo and New York, provide a unique understanding of multiple consumer markets, which aligns nicely with the cultural diversity valued at ISO and within the international student community.

Commenting on his appointment John said: “I am delighted to join ISO, the recognized market leader for many years in International Student Health Insurance, with a valued reputation for customer service. I look forward to working closely with the team as we look to build on the strong platform of success”.

John will be based out of ISO New York City headquarters. Originally from Glasgow in Scotland, John lives in Rumson, New Jersey with his wife and two children.


About ISO Student Health Insurance

ISO Student Health Insurance (ISO), founded in 1958 and headquartered in New York City, is an insurance brokerage specializing in health insurance solutions for international students. As such, ISO acts as plan administrator, broker and manager of the high-quality insurance products available for international students, scholars and their dependents during their course of study in the U.S.

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About ISO Student Health Insurance

Founded in 1958, ISO prides itself on being the leader in providing international students with affordable insurance plans. Administered by former and current international students, we are able to assist our member with multilingual customer service in Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, and more. ISO serves over 3,200 schools/colleges and more than 150,000 insured students every year.

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