• Senior Vice President of GE and President & Chief Executive Officer of GE Global Markets (China)
  • Born on July 25, 1970
  • Chinese nationality

Directorship and number of AXA shares

  • Elected on April 25, 2018 – Term expires at the 2022 Shareholders’ Meeting
  • First appointment on April 25, 2018
  • Member of AXA Compensation & Governance Committee
  • Number of AXA shares held on January 17, 2020: 3,950

On December 31, 2019

Expertise and experience

Mrs. Rachel Duan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Business from Shanghai International Studies University and a MBA from the University of Wisconsin (Madison – United States). Mrs. Rachel Duan’s 22-year career at General Electric (GE) began in 1996 when she joined the Corporate Audit Staff at GE Capital. She progressed through a number of leadership roles in Six Sigma Quality, Sales, and Marketing in GE Plastics and became President & Chief Executive Officer of GE Advanced Materials China in 2006. In 2010, Mrs. Rachel Duan was named as President & Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare China. In 2014, she was appointed as President & Chief Executive Off of GE China, becoming the first native-Chinese to take this role in GE’s largest single country market outside US. Since January 2019, Mrs. Rachel Duan has been President & Chief Executive Officer of GE Global Markets, regions including China, APAC, India, MENAT, Africa, LATAM, and RUCIS. She is also a Senior Vice President of General Electric Company (GE).

Directorship held within the AXA Group

  • Director: AXA

Directorships held outside the AXA Group

  • President & Chief Executive Officer: GE Global Markets
  • Director: Sanofi

Directorship held during the last five years

  • President & Chief Executive Officer: GE China, GE Healthcare China