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.

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'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 January 1, 2018, 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 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 quarterly.

On April 6, 2018, the Partners group was comprised of the following members:

  • Mr. Thomas Buberl, Chief Executive Officer of AXA
  • Mr. Matthieu André, Chief Strategic Development Officer for Italy, Spain and Switzerland
  • Mr. Matthieu Bébéar, Deputy CEO of AXA France
  • Mr. Seth Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of AB (United States)
  • Mr. Marc Blottière, Group Chief Information Officer
  • Mrs. Laurence Boone, AXA Group Chief Economist and Global Head of Multi Asset Client Solutions & Trading and Securities Finance, AXA Investment Managers
  • Mr. Guillaume Borie, Chief Innovation Officer
  • Mr. Etienne Bouas-Laurent, CEO, AXA China Region (Hong Kong)
  • 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. 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 Strategic Development Officer for Belgium, Germany, UK & Ireland
  • Mr. Gérald Harlin, Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer ("Directeur Général Adjoint") and Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Nick Lane, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Japan
  • Mr. Wilm Langenbach, CFO SDO EMEA, AXA International & New Markets
  • Mr. Alban de Mailly Nesle, Group Chief Risk Officer and Head of Group Insurance Office
  • Mrs. Doina Palici-Chehab, Executive Chairman of AXA Corporate Solutions, AXA Matrix Risk Consultants and AXA Art
  • Mr. Mark Pearson, Chief Executive Officer of AXA US
  • Mr. Jacques de Peretti, Chairman & CEO of AXA France
  • Mr. Antimo Perretta, Chief Executive Officer European Markets
  • Mr. Fabrizio Petrillo, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Switzerland
  • Mr. Jean-Paul Rignault, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Spain
  • Mr. Andrea Rossi, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Investment Managers
  • 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. 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 China
  • Mrs. Corinne Vitrac, CEO AXA Matrix Risk Consultants
  • Mr. Alexandre Vollert, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Germany
  • Mr. Gordon Watson, Chief Executive Officer Asia
  • Mr. Didier Weckner, Deputy CEO of AXA France - Health & Employee BenefitsCEO, AXA Life and Health International Solutions (ALHIS)