Starting time: 9:00 AM CEST
Ending time: April 12, 2016 6:00 PM CEST
AXA held the third meeting of its Stakeholder Advisory Panel on April 11th /12th in Paris. Top of the agenda was the company’s 2020 strategy and its proposed new brand positioning. Also under discussion were AXA’s health strategy, the impact of global ageing and the company’s efforts to strengthen the role of women in insurance.
Panelists Steve Davis, Nicholas Eberstadt, Christine Farnish, Yolanda Kakabadse and Erwann Michel-Kerjan all attended the two-day meeting. Heng Chee Chan, Andrew Kuper and Betty Mwangi were absent and excused. From AXA, the meeting was attended by CEO Henri de Castries and deputy CEOs Thomas Buberl and Denis Duverne. Also in attendance were Christian Thimann, AXA’s Head of Strategy, Sustainability & Public Affairs, Alice Steenland, Head of Corporate Responsibility, and Simon Clow, Head of Stakeholder Engagement. This was Mr. de Castries’ last meeting before his retirement in September. At the end of the meeting, the panel thanked him for his leadership on key social and environmental issues. Mr. Buberl attended all sessions for the first time; Mr. Buberl will take over from Mr. de Castries as AXA’s CEO on September 1st. Mr. Duverne is also stepping down as deputy CEO in September; he will remain as a member of the panel in his new role as Chairman.
As usual, panelists debated possible topics of discussion for the next meeting. Several were put forward, including: emerging customers /micro-insurance, climate change post-COP21, innovations in healthcare treatment, data privacy, trends in industry regulation, engagement with the public sector and the upcoming Habitat III conference in Quito.