On March 19, 2016, following a comprehensive succession planning process of the Executive Management led by AXA’s Compensation & Governance Committee, AXA’s Board of Directors unanimously decided to separate the functions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer.

November 13, 2017: AXA Group simplifies its operating model to accelerate its transformation

The Group to operate closer to its clients, with 5 key geographies and a refocused Corporate Center. To steer the new organisation, AXA appoints new executives to the leadership team.

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The Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Thomas Buberl was appointed by the Board of Directors of August 2, 2016, Chief Executive Officer as of September 1st, 2016 ; the Board of Directors of September 2016 appointed Mr. Thomas Buberl as director, replacing Mr. Henri de Castries.

Under French law, the Chief Executive Officer is vested with the broadest powers to act in all circumstances on behalf of the Company and to represent the Company in its relationships with third parties. He exercises these powers within the scope of the Company's corporate purpose and subject to the powers expressly assigned by law to the Shareholders' Meetings and to the Board of Directors.

The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board on a regular basis on the Company’s financial condition and all key issues, and provides regular written updates to the Board between Board meetings.

Management Committee

The Management Committee

The Management Committee was established by the Chief Executive Officer to assist him in the operational management of the Group.

Following his appointment, Mr. Thomas Buberl appointed a new Management Committee which meets weekly or fortnightly to discuss Group strategic, financial and operational matters. The Management Committee has no formal decision making authority and is advisory in nature.

On December 1, 2017, this Management Committee comprised ten members:

The Partners group

On September 1, 2016, Mr. Thomas Buberl aanounced the establishment of a new Partners group which replaces the former Executive Committee.

The Partners group is composed of the members of the Management Committee plus approximately thirty other senior executives from across the Group. Its principal role is to assist the Chief Executive Officer and the Management Committee to develop and implement key strategic initiatives in the context of Ambition 2020 and to contribute to a permanent strategic dialogue throughout the Group. It has no formal decision making authority and is advisory in nature.

The Partners group meets quarterly.

On December 1, 2017, the Partners group was comprised of the following members:

  • Mr. Thomas Buberl, Chief Executive Officer of AXA
  • Mr. Matthieu André, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Global Life & Savings
  • Mr. Matthieu Bébéar, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Particuliers-Professionnels, AXA France
  • Mr. Seth Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of AB (United States)
  • Mrs. Amanda Blanc, Chief Executive Officer of AXA UK & Ireland
  • Mrs. Laurence Boone, Group Chief Economist & Head of Research and Investment Strategy of AXA Investment Managers
  • Mr. Guillaume Borie, Chief Innovation Officer
  • Mr. Etienne Bouas-Laurent, Chief Executive Officer of Life & Savings and Protection and Distribution, AXA Asia
  • Mr. Robert Brown, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Corporate Solutions
  • Mrs. Helen Browne, Group General Counsel
  • Mr. Laurent Clamagirand, Group Chief Investment Officer
  • Mr. Benoît Claveranne, Chief Executive Officer International and New Markets
  • Mr. Patrick Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Italy
  • Mr. Jérôme Droesch, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Partners
  • Mr. Jean Drouffe, Chief Executive Officer of General Insurance, AXA Asia
  • Mr. Hassan El Shabrawishi, Group Chief Innovation Officer
  • Mr. Claudio Gienal
  • Mr. Gérald Harlin, Deputy Chief Executive Officer ("Directeur Général Adjoint") and Group Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Nick Lane, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Japan
  • Mr. Wilm Langenbach, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Emerging Markets EMEA-LATAM
  • Mr. Alban de Mailly Nesle, Group Chief Risk Officer and Responsible of the Group Insurance Office
  • Mr. Dirk Marzluf, Group Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Mark Pearson, Chief Executive Officer of AXA US (United States)
  • Mr. Antimo Perretta, Chief Executive Officer Europe
  • Mr. Jacques de Peretti, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of AXA France
  • Mr. Nils Reich, Head of Retail Lines of AXA Global P&C
  • Mr. Jean-Paul Rignault, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Spain
  • Mr. Andrea Rossi, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Investment Managers
  • Mrs. Karima Silvent, Group Human Resources Director
  • Mrs. Astrid Stange, Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. George Stansfield, Deputy Chief Executive Officer ("Directeur Général Adjoint") and Group General Secretary
  • Mr. Emmanuel Touzeau, Group Head of Communication and GIE AXA Chief Administrator
  • Mr. Jef Van In, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Belgium
  • Mr. Xavier Veyry, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Global Direct
  • Mrs. Corinne Vitrac, Head of Commercial Lines of AXA Global P&C
  • Mr. Alexander Vollert, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Germany
  • Mr. Gordon Watson, Chief Executive Officer Asia (as of January 1, 2018)
  • Mr. Didier Weckner, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Solutions Collectives, AXA France