Iram Ganju

President and chief executive officer of IKG Global Consultants, LLC

Meet Iram Ganju

Iram Ganju serves as president and chief executive officer of IKG Global Consultants, LLC.

A relatively small segment of women entrepreneurs are trailblazers in the global business ecosystem, and Iram Ganju, a result-driven Founder and president of IKG Global Consultants leads a full-service global mobility resource firm, is among the best of them.

IKG Global Consultants is headquartered in NY with regional offices in London and Singapore was established in 2007. IKG Global Consultants’ services are inclusive of relocation services/destination services, global payroll management, duty of care consulting, and global leadership development/training. Together with a pool of consultants spanning the U.S. and around the globe, Iram guarantees safe and secure transitions for her diversified industries’ corporate clients. She orchestrates global mobility services to employees/expatriate, lone women/senior/LBGT travelers and while coordinating duty of care protocols for corporations around the world.

Before starting IKG Global Consultant, Iram spearheaded developing the foundational protocols and best practices for the global mobility resources industry. Many companies in this industry are still using those same procedures created by Iram today.

Now, Iram is advocating for a much needed service component associated with global mobile resource service, the Duty of Care. Duty of Care Consulting has joined the IKG’s family of global services. This new service helps Global companies develop a robust preparatory plan for health, safety, security and well-being programs, which protects their employees and their families while travelling or working remotely cross-borders.

Iram is an active member of the National Advisory Council, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Global Ambassador 10kSA a Breast Cancer Awareness initiative by Princess Reema Bint Bandar AlSaud. Besides being an active elite member of various professional women organizations in the tristate, Iram is NOVUS Summit ambassador for the UN SDSG (sustainable development seventeen goals).

IKG Global Consultants is committed to making the world a better place by working towards the following SDSG:

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Iram Ganju resides in Allendale, NJ with her husband where they raised four children. Her hobbies include Oil Painting, Zumba Dancing, cooking, yoga and meditation plays a vital role in the daily work-life balance routine. Working on new art work with the thoughts of end violence against women and donate the painting towards the cause. Iram is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post since 2012.

My Story

There’s nothing more shocking than receiving a phone call that a family member is badly ill – in a foreign country. That’s what happened to me – and not just once, but twice. While on an extended assignment in Yemen, my father was diagnosed with a severe lung infection. Of course I immediately flew to be with him and help make arrangements while he was hospitalized. When he was released from the hospital a week later, we thought all was well. I came home, planning to return in 10 days to accompany him back to the U.S.

When I landed in New York, I learned my father had been rushed back to the hospital with a heart attack and kidney failure. He was in the ICU and needed to see me there when he opened is eyes. So, within 24 hours, I As there is a serious shortage of doctors in Yemen, my father remaining there was not an option. Unfortunately, he could not fly on a commercial airline as his condition was unstable and there was potential for him to have another heart attack at anytime. Therefore, I had to arrange an alternative way to evacuate him to Germany, the nearest country with medical services I felt we could trust.

I had to research and schedule the air ambulance, understand the insurance requirements, make arrange- ments for funds to cover what the insurance wouldn’t, pull together doctors’ reports for insurance and for the destination hospital in Germany, coordinate with the flight doctor, clear payments for the Yemini doctors and hospital … and all of this while managing language and cultural barriers, not to mention my deep anxiety about my father. If you’ve ever had to deal with the serious illness of a close friend or relative, you know what it feels like.

Imagine how you’d feel if it were all happening in a foreign country – a foreign country where you didn’t know the language, and didn’t have faith in the medical system. As I went through this experience, I badly wished there was a support system in place to rely upon. Having someone who knows what to do in a situation like this is more than just support and peace of mind in a time of severe stress. In some emergency situations, it’s potentially life-saving. Because of my experience, IKG Global now offers Medical Assistance Services to our clients. Thankfully, all arrangements were made on time and my Dad was flown to Frankfurt, Germany. His condition was stabilized, and he flew back to Washington DC on a commercial flight. He’s on dialysis now and is out of danger.

Let IKG Global Consultants be the support system for your employees that I didn’t have. Call us today to talk about Medical Assistance Services.

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