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Denis Duverne



Chairman of the Board of Directors of AXA (2016-2022)

French nationality

Directorship and number of AXA shares

  • Appointed on April 25, 2018 - Term expires at the 2022 Shareholders' Meeting
  • First appointment on April 29, 2010
  • Number of AXA shares / ADS AXA held on December 31, 2020: 1,614,748

On December 31, 2020

Expertise and experience

Mr. Denis Duverne is a graduate of the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC). After graduating from the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), he started his career in 1979 at the Tax Department of the French Ministry of Finance, and after 2 years as commercial counsellor for the French Consulate General in New York (1984-1986), he became director of the Corporate Taxes Department and then responsible for tax policy within the French Ministry of Finance from 1986 to 1991. In 1991, he was appointed Corporate Secretary of Compagnie Financière IBI. In 1992, he became a member of the Executive Committee of Banque Colbert, in charge of operations. In 1995, Mr. Denis Duverne joined the AXA Group and assumed responsibility for supervision of AXA’s operations in the US and the UK and managed the reorganization of AXA companies in Belgium and the United Kingdom. From February 2003 until December 2009, Mr. Denis Duverne was the Management Board member in charge of Finance, Control and Strategy. From January 2010 until April 2010, Mr. Denis Duverne assumed broader responsibilities as Management Board member in charge of Finance, Strategy and Operations. From April 2010 to August 31, 2016, Mr. Denis Duverne was director and Deputy Chief Executive Off icer of AXA, in charge of Finance, Strategy and Operations. Mid-2014, Mr. Denis Duverne became a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG), which brings together international leaders of the private sector whose shared goal is to help developing countries improve their corporate governance, co-founded in 1999 by the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Since September 1, 2016, Mr. Denis Duverne has been non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of AXA. Since September 2018, he has been Chairman of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF). The IDF is a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by the World Bank and the United Nations, aiming to enhance the use of insurance to build greater resilience against disasters and to help achieve the United Nations Global 2030 Agenda.

Directorships held within the AXA Group

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: AXA
  • Chairman: AXA Millésimes (SAS)

Directorships held outside the AXA Group

  • Chairman: Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, Insurance Development Forum (United Kingdom)
  • Member of the Board: Chaîne de l’Espoir, Toulouse School of Economics

Directorships held during the last five years

  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer: AXA
  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: AXA America Holdings, Inc. (United States)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: AXA Holdings Belgium (Belgium), AXA Financial, Inc. (United States)
  • Director or member of the Management Committee: AXA ASIA (SAS), AllianceBernstein Corporation (United States), AXA Assicurazioni S.p.A. (Italy), AXA Belgium SA (Belgium), AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (United States), AXA Italia S.p.A. (Italy), AXA MPS Assicurazioni Danni S.p.A. (Italy), AXA MPS Assicurazioni Vita S.p.A. (Italy), AXA UK plc (United Kingdom), MONY Life Insurance Company (United States), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (United States)