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Thomas Buberl



Chief Executive Officer of AXA

French, German and Swiss nationalities

Mandate and number of AXA shares

  • Appointed on April 28, 2022 - Term expires at the 2026 Shareholders' Meeting
  • First appointment on September 1, 2016
  • Number of AXA shares held on March 11, 2024: 1,266,403

Expertise and experience

Mr. Thomas Buberl holds a Master of Economics degree from WHU Koblenz (Germany), an MBA from Lancaster University (UK) and a PhD. in Economics from the University of St Gallen (Switzerland). Mr. Thomas Buberl began his career as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for the banking & insurance sector and joined the Winterthur Group in 2005 (acquired by AXA in 2006), first as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer. He moved to Zurich Insurance Group in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer for Switzerland. At the beginning of 2012, Mr. Thomas Buberl was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AXA Konzern AG (Germany) and member of the AXA Executive Committee. In March 2015, he also joined the AXA Management Committee and became Chief Executive Officer of the global health business line and, in January 2016, of the global life & savings business line. Since September 1, 2016, Mr. Thomas Buberl has been Chief Executive Officer and director of AXA.

Mandate held within the AXA Group

  • Chief Executive Officer and director: AXA

Mandates held outside the AXA Group*

  • Director or member of the Supervisory Board: Bertelsmann VerwaltungsGesellschaft (BVG) (Germany), IBM (United States)

Mandates held during the last five years

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. (United States), AXA Financial, Inc. (United States), XL Group Ltd (Bermuda)
  • Director or member of the Supervisory Board: AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (United States), Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA (Germany), Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company of America (United States) (formerly known as MONY Life Insurance Company of America)

* Mr. Thomas Buberl requested the Board of Directors' approval before accepting new directorships in companies outside the AXA Group.