See how our Board of Directors and three Committees work together to achieve a well-balanced governance.
In order to ensure a more thorough monitoring of both risks and the sustainability strategy, in 2022 Board Committees were reorganized as follows: the Finance Committee became the Finance & Risk Committee and the Compensation & Governance Committee became the Compensation, Governance & Sustainability Committee.
The Board of Directors is assisted by three Committees: the Audit Committee, the Finance & Risk Committee and the Compensation, Governance & Sustainability Committee.
To ensure a well-balanced governance, the Board's Terms of Reference specifically provide, in addition to French law requirements, that independent directors play a major role in all Board Committees, as follows:
Each Committee issues opinions, proposals or recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters within the scope of its responsibilities with each Committee Chairman reporting to the Board at the following Board meeting. However, under French law, Board Committees do not have any formal decision-making power and are advisory only.
The Committees may request external consulting expertise if necessary. They may also invite external participants to attend their meetings.
All Committees are composed of members with expertise in the relevant areas, and their composition is regularly reviewed by the Board of Directors of AXA.
The role, organization and responsibilities of each Committee are set out in the Board’s Terms of Reference and in the Audit Committee Terms of Reference.
The AXA Board of Directors created three Committees in order to review specific matters.