Gordon Watson



Chief Executive Officer Asia and Africa

On December 1, 2017

Expertise and experience

Mr. Gordon Watson has an MBA and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Society of Marketing. He has been with AIG / AIA for over thirty years and has held many key senior roles based out of London, New York, Nairobi, Dubai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong. The last 20 years he has been based in Asia. From 2008 to 2010, he was the Regional President for AIG Life Companies in Japan & Korea and then Global Executive Vice Chairman for ALICO responsible for the Japan business and also overseeing the remaining 50 countries for strategy, distribution, corporate solutions, product and marketing. Since 2011, Gordon Watson has been Regional Chief Executive responsible for AIA Group's operations in Hong Kong & Macau, Australia, the Philippines, Vietnam and New Zealand as well as the Group's Corporate Solutions, Healthcare, Partnership and AIA Vitality businesses. On January 1, 2018, he joined AXA as Chief Executive Officer Asia (including Japan) and a member of the Management Committee of the Group.