Mr. Mark Pearson is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. Before joining AXA, Mark had spent about 20 years in the insurance sector in senior manager positions for Schroders, National Mutual and Friends Provident in both the UK and Hong Kong. Mr. Mark Pearson joined the AXA Group in 1995 with the acquisition of National Mutual. He was then Chief Executive Sales & Marketing for National Mutual Asia and became Chief Executive Officer of AXA Hong Kong in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed Regional Chief Executive Officer of AXA Asia Life, the platform of AXA's life activities in Asia (excluding Japan). On June 30, 2008, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of AXA Japan and was also appointed a member of the AXA Executive Committee. In January 2011, Mark moved to become President and Chief Executive Officer of AXA Financial, Inc., AXA’s Life Insurance business in the United States, and at the same time, joined the AXA Management Committee.