MediGuide International CEO Paul Vermeulen Retirement Announcement
MediGuide International’s CEO, Paul Vermeulen, has announced his planned retirement from the company effective November 1, 2023. His retirement caps an illustrious international career that spans more than 40-years of steady, executive-level leadership across the insurance and medical services industries.
Paul will stay involved as an advisor to the Board of Directors of MediGuide Int’l LLC.
MediGuide will announce Paul’s successor in the upcoming days.
Born and raised in Tongeren, Belgium, Paul began his insurance management career with Zurich (VITA) Life in 1983 as head of the Group Life and Multinational division, where he served with distinction for more than nine years.
In 1992, Paul embarked on what would become a storied career at American International Group (AIG), where he distinguished himself repeatedly in progressive executive leadership roles, over 18 years, he operated across the globe and lived on different four continents.
Paul first served as AIG’s Regional Vice President of Accident and Health (A&H). Initially based in Brussels, Belgium, Paul expanded his scope of responsibilities to include A&H business operations in the Benelux, Scandinavia, and Germany, and by 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa, heading up the African Region.
In 2003, he was selected to join AIG's headquarters in New York as Vice President of Foreign General Insurance Operations, where he served as both an architect and implementor of AIG’s strategic growth plan.
As part of that strategic growth plan, when AIG obtained a license to conduct indigenous business in China in 2004, Paul was hand-picked to relocate to Shanghai to head up the Greater China and Southeast Asia Region. He was then promoted to Senior Vice President in 2008, once again relocating back to the AIG Home Office New York.
In 2010, after a monumental 18-year tenure at AIG, Paul joined ACE Overseas General as Worldwide Manager for Direct Marketing, A&H. Shortly thereafter, he was recruited to Lyon, France to serve as President and CEO of APRIL International Holding’s International Division.
Initially, in 2013, Paul came aboard MediGuide as CEO of MediGuide Insurance Services International. By 2015 he had accepted the position of CEO for MediGuide International, LLC, then headquartered in Greenville, DE USA.
Leveraging more than 30 years of insurance industry and leadership expertise and international business acumen, Paul has taken MediGuide to the next level. As a result, the organization now provides world-class medical second opinions and support to its members when they need it most.
Paul has built and mentored the MediGuide team, established scalable processes, and produced hundreds of new client and vendor relationships. Likewise, he has relentlessly pushed the organization through some very challenging times.
By making time to listen to the needs of his clients, Paul spearheaded the development of multiple new products and services for MediGuide’s members, including LifeLink and Navigator medical concierge services, a preventive health program, and specialized telemedicine programs.
His relentless dedication to MediGuide’s clients and members has helped provide medical certainty, confidence, and hope to innumerable families across the world. He leaves in place a talented team indebted to his sacrifices and fully committed to driving the organization forward.
Paul and his lovely wife Ria reside in Tongeren, Belgium. They are the devoted parents of two grown children, a son Stijn and a daughter Anne. They are also adoring grandparents to their precious granddaughters Norah and Lilly.
Paul’s versatility is boundless. In addition to his legacy as a legendary insurance executive, Paul speaks four languages, is a writer, passionate gardener, avid cyclist, and an accomplished runner who has completed 18 marathons internationally.
The MediGuide Board of Directors would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Paul Vermeulen for his superior performance and unwavering dedication over the past 10 years. MediGuide would not be the strong international industry player it is today without Paul’s leadership, expertise, persistence, and commitment to service excellence.