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André François-Poncet



Companies' Director

French Nationality

Directorship and number of AXA shares

Appointed on April 28, 2022 – Term expires at the 2024 Shareholders’ Meeting
First appointment on December 14, 2016
Member of the AXA Finance & Risk Committee
Member of the AXA Compensation, Governance & Sustainability Committee
Number of AXA shares held on December 31, 2022: 7,842

Expertise and experience

Mr. André François-Poncet graduated from École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School. He began his career, in 1984, at Morgan Stanley in New York and then in London and in Paris, where he was in charge of the opening of Morgan Stanley French off ice. After a sixteen-year career at Morgan Stanley, he joined, in 2000, BC Partners (Paris and London) as Managing Partner until December 2014 and then as Senior Advisor until December 2015. From September 2016 to December 2017, Mr. André François-Poncet was a Partner at the French asset manager CIAM in Paris. From January 2018 to December 2022, Mr. André François-Poncet was Group CEO of Wendel SE and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bureau Veritas.

Directorship held within the AXA Group

  • Director: AXA

Directorships held outside the AXA Group

  • Chairman : PC Associés
  • Member of the bureau: Club des Trente

Directorships held during the last five years

  • Group CEO: Wendel SE
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: LMBO Europe SAS
  • Chairman and Director: Trief Corporation (Luxembourg)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and director: Bureau Veritas
  • Director: Harvard Business School Club de France, Winvest Conseil (Luxembourg)
  • Member of the European Advisory Board: Harvard Business School