• Companies' director
  • Born on January 11, 1947
  • French Nationality
  • Senior Independent Director

Directorship and number of AXA shares

  • Elected on April 30, 2015 - Term expires at the 2019 Shareholders' Meeting
  • First appointment on May 14, 2007
  • Senior Independent Director
  • Chairman of the AXA Compensation & Governance Committee
  • Number of AXA shares held on December 31, 2017: 11,084

On December 31, 2017

Expertise and experience

Mr. Jean-Martin Folz is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and ingénieur du Corps des Mines. Between 1975 and 1978, he has held various French government cabinet positions, his last position being head of cabinet of the Secretary of State for Industry. In 1978, he joined Rhône-Poulenc to run the Saint-Fons plant, and was then promoted to Senior Executive Vice-President of Rhône-Poulenc for the Specialty Chemicals business unit. In 1984, he became Senior Executive Vice-President and then Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Jeumont-Schneider (a Schneider subsidiary). In 1987, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Péchiney and Chairman of Carbone Lorraine (in 1988). In 1991, he became Group Chief Executive Officer of Eridania Béghin-Say and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Béghin-Say. Mr. Jean-Martin Folz joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in 1995 and became Chairman of the Management Board in 1997. He left PSA in February 2007. From June 2007 to March 2010, Mr. Jean-Martin Folz was Chairman of the Afep. From November 2011 to September 2013, Mr. Jean-Martin Folz was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eutelsat Communications. On December 2016, the AXA Board of Directors appointed Mr. Jean-Martin Folz as Senior Independent Director.

Directorships held within the AXA Group

  • Director or member of the Management Committee: AXA, AXA Millésimes (SAS)

Directorships held outside the AXA Group


Directorships held during the last five years

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: Eutelsat Communications
  • Director or member of the Supervisory Board: Alstom, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, Société Générale, Solvay (Belgium)