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.

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.

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 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 meetings.

Management Committee

The Management Committee

The Management Committee's role is to assist the Chief Executive Officer in the operational management of the Group.

The Management Committee meets fortnightly to discuss Group strategic, financial and operational matters. The Management Committee has no formal decision-making authority and is advisory in nature.

On March 21, 2019, this Management Committee comprised ten members:

The Partners group

The Partners group is composed of the members of the Management Committee and approximately thirty other senior executives from across the Group. Its principal role is to assist the Chief Executive Officer and the Management Committee in the definition and implementation of key strategic initiatives in the context of the Ambition 2020 plan 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 twice a year.

On March 29, 2019, the Partners group was comprised of the following members:

  • Mr. Thomas Buberl, Chief Executive Officer of AXA
  • Mr. Matthieu André, Chief Strategic Development Officer Europe
  • Mr. Daniel Bandle, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Mexico
  • Mr. Matthieu Bébéar, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AXA France
  • Mr. Marc Blottière, Group Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Guillaume Borie, Chief Innovation Officer
  • Mr. Etienne Bouas-Laurent, Chief Executive Officer of AXA China Region (Hong Kong)
  • Mrs. Helen Browne, Group General Counsel
  • Mr. Gilbert Chahine, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Partners
  • Mr. Benoît Claveranne, Chief Executive Officer International & New Markets
  • Mr. Patrick Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Italy
  • Mr. Charles Cooper, Chief Executive Reinsurance for AXA XL
  • Mrs. Ulrike Decoene, Group Head of Communications, Brand & Corporate Responsibility
  • Mr. Jean Drouffe, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Insurance (Singapore) & Strategic Development Officer - India, Malaysia, Vietnam
  • Mr. Hassan El Shabrawishi, Strategic Development Officer for Africa
  • Mr. Claudio Gienal, Chief Executive Officer of AXA UK and Ireland
  • Mr. Gérald Harlin, Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer ("Directeur Général Adjoint") and Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Jason Harris, Chief Executive Global P&C for AXA XL
  • Mr. Greg Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer of AXA XL
  • Mr. Rahul Hora, Chief Executive Officer for AXA Philippines
  • Mr. Wilm Langenbach, CFO SDO EMEA, AXA International & New Markets
  • Mr. Guillaume Lejeune, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Global Re
  • Mr. Alban de Mailly Nesle, Group Chief Risk Officer and Head of Group Insurance Office
  • Mrs. Delphine Maisonneuve, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Brazil
  • Mrs. Sally O'Hara, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Thailand
  • Mr. Lyndon Oliver, Chief Strategic Development Officer for AXA Asia
  • Mrs. Doina Palici-Chehab, Chief Integration Officer
  • Mr. Jacques de Peretti, Chief Executive Officer of AXA France
  • Mr. Antimo Perretta, Chief Executive Officer Europe
  • Mr. Fabrizio Petrillo, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Switzerland
  • Mr. Neil Robertson, Chief Executive Global Specialty for AXA XL
  • Mr. Andrea Rossi, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Investment Managers
  • Mrs. Olga Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Spain
  • Mrs. Julie Scott, Group Chief Procurement Officer
  • Mrs. Karima Silvent, Group Human Resources Director
  • Mrs. Astrid Stange, Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. George Stansfield, Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer ("Directeur Général Adjoint") and General Secretary
  • Mr. Julien Steimer, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Indonesia
  • Mrs. Christine Theodorovics*, Chief Strategic Development Officer Europe
  • Mr. Jef Van In, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Belgium
  • Mr. Xavier Veyry, Chief Executive Officer of AXA China
  • Mr. Alexander Vollert, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Germany
  • Mr. Amaury de Warenghien, Group Head of Audit
  • Mr. Gordon Watson, Chief Executive Officer Asia
  • Mr. Didier Weckner, Deputy CEO of AXA France, Health & Employee Benefits CEO
  • Mr. Seiji Yasubuchi, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Japan
*Effective June 1st 2019