Catch-up session #4: Finding new ways to better serve our customers

2016 is already proving to be a pivotal year for the AXA Group, with the departure of Henri de Castries and the arrival of a new management team and a new strategic plan. For its 30th anniversary, the Group is undergoing a transformation, to continue to find new ways to better serve customers. ALL NEWS  |  Finance & Strategy
Aug 30, 2016

Henri de Castries steps down: a new chapter begins for AXA

After 27 years in the Group, and close to 17 years as Chief Executive Officer, Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO of AXA, has announced his decision to retire and to step down from the Board of Directors on September 1st, 2016. With his departure and Thomas Buberl’s official arrival a few days away, let's reflect on the AXA Group's 17 years under Henri de Castries' leadership.

A new management team to tackle new challenges

On September 1, 2016, Thomas Buberl will officially take up his duties as Chief Executive Officer of AXA, and Denis Duverne will take on his role as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Henri de Castries
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of AXA (2000-2016)

While I will leave the Group with great emotion, I am very happy and confident to see Thomas take over the executive management of AXA. He has the experience, leadership skills and values to seize the opportunities offered by a rapidly changing world, and to make AXA a company that is always closer to its clients - which will be the key of our long term growth.

In May 2016, Thomas Buberl announced his new team and new organization, which reflect the strategic importance given to the interactions with customers and to the ambition to transform the Group.

AXA reveals its Ambition 2020

On Investor Relations Day on June 21, the AXA Group’s new management team presented Ambition 2020, its new strategic plan based on two pillars – Focus & Transform. Find out all about the Group's strategy for 2020!