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Denis Duverne to be succeeded by Antoine Gosset-Grainville as Chairman of AXA in April 2022


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March 12, 2021

published at 8:45 AM CET

Successful conclusion of a comprehensive succession process

Denis Duverne, Chairman of AXA’s Board of Directors, will retire at the end of his current mandate in April 2022, as planned.

Following a comprehensive succession process led by the Compensation & Governance Committee of AXA’s Board over the past two years, the Board has unanimously decided to appoint Antoine Gosset-Grainville as Chairman, effective on Denis Duverne’s retirement in April 2022.

Denis Duverne

Chairman of the Board of Directors of AXA (2016-2022)

AXA has successfully completed its Ambition 2020 plan and is now fully focused on the implementation of its new three-year strategic plan, Driving Progress 2023. The Group has proven its great resilience through the crisis and stands well positioned for the future.

Following a comprehensive succession process, conducted in line with our governance standards, I am pleased that the Board has come to a unanimous decision on my successor, Antoine Gosset-Grainville. Antoine’s extensive experience in the world of business and public affairs, as well as his entrepreneurial track record in building a successful law firm in Paris, will bring a great deal to AXA and help drive the next phase of the Group’s success. I look forward to working closely with Antoine over the next year to ensure a smooth transition.

Thomas Buberl

Chief Executive Officer of AXA

Since 2016 it has been my privilege to work with Denis Duverne and I look forward to his continued support until the end of his mandate in April 2022.While Denis’ retirement will mark the end of an era for me, I am very pleased that Antoine Gosset-Grainville has agreed to become the Chairman of AXA in April 2022. His broad experience will be a valuable asset for the Management Committee and me in managing the challenges in front us. I would also like to thank the Board for having run such a high quality and comprehensive succession process.

Antoine Gosset-Grainville

Chairman of the Board of Directors of AXA

I am very honored by the confidence the Board of Directors has placed in me and am proud to be part of the history of this great company, which has grown over the past decades to become a flagship of French and international finance. I would also like to thank Denis Duverne and Thomas Buberl for their trust. I look forward to working closely with Denis Duverne, Thomas Buberl and the Board over the next year to ensure a successful transition in April 2022.


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