AXA announces several senior executive appointments

Jun 28, 2016
  • Helen Browne is appointed Group General Counsel of AXA. She will replace and report to George Stansfield, Group General Secretary and a member of the AXA Group Management Committee.

  • Nicolas Leclercq is appointed Head of DCFG (Group Corporate Finance & Treasury). He will report to Gérald Harlin, Group CFO and a member the AXA Group Management Committee.

  • Amélie Oudéa-Castera is appointed Group Marketing and Digital Officer. She will report to Véronique Weill, Group Chief Customer Officer, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Global Asset Management and a member of the AXA Group Management Committee. In her new role, Amélie Oudéa-Castera will be in charge of digital, brand, customer interactions and customer experience.


Helen Browne was previously Group Deputy General Counsel and prior to this held several positions in the AXA Group Legal Department since joining in 2001, including Head of Finance Law and Mergers & Acquisitions. Before joining AXA, Helen Browne spent 9 years at Linklaters in London, Brussels and Paris. Helen Browne holds a LL.B in English & French law from the University of Kent at Canterbury, a law degree from the University of Grenoble and was admitted as a Solicitor (England &Wales) in 1991 and called to the French bar in 1994.

Nicolas Leclercq was previously CFO of AXA Spain in Madrid since 2013. He started his career at AXA Global Risks in the U.K. in 1998, before spending two years as a consultant at McKinsey in Paris. He then re-joined AXA as Head of Financial Control at AXA Liabilities Managers from 2003 to 2005, before becoming CFO of this entity. He joined the Group’s Corporate Finance team in 2008 as Head of the Mediterranean & Latin America, U.K. and asset management scope, and became Head of the Group Corporate Finance team in 2010. Nicolas Leclerq is graduated from HEC Paris.

Amelie Oudéa-Castera was previously Deputy Head of the retail business at AXA France as well as, since 2011, head of Marketing & Digital at AXA France. Amélie started her career at AXA as the Executive assistant to the Deputy CEO (2008-2009) and then head of Group strategic planning (2009-2010). Previously, she acted as senior advisor with the French “Cour des comptes”, the French national public audit body, where she specialized in Finance and Budget (2004-2008).
Before embracing the academic course, Amélie was one of the top world junior tennis players (1992-1996). She then graduated from “Sciences Politiques” and the ESSEC business school before entering the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA – 2002-2004). She also has a Master degree in Law from “La Sorbonne” University.

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