AXA Quiz: 2016 in a nutshell

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On March 21, 2016, who said: “I am extremely proud of what we have achieved together”?

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Henri de Castries used these words when he announced to the Group’s employees that he was leaving AXA after 17 years as its helm. He also announced the appointment of Thomas Buberl as the person to replace him as Chief Executive Officer.
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AXA strengthened its presence in Africa this year. Which African country is the eighth to join the list of countries where AXA does business?

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Egypt is the latest African country where AXA has begun doing business. AXA announced the acquisition of CIL in July 2015 and its rebranding in October 2016 !
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COP22 took place in Marrakech this year, serving as a “bridge between vision and implementation”. To whom do we owe this pretty metaphor?

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Salaheddine Mezouar pronounced these words at the inauguration of COP22 in Marrakech on November 7, 2016. AXA reaffirmed its commitment to climate resilience when it announced a new two-year partnership with UN Habitat focusing on disaster risk reduction.
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Who said: “Soon I’ll be changing continents once again, ready for my next challenge”?

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Chelsie is the grand winner of the Great Global Adventure, a unique trip around the world to explore life at AXA. After New York, Chelsie boarded a plane for Morocco!
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Using what instant messaging system can AXA’s customer service now be contacted?

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AXA is the first insurance brand to reach out to customers via Facebook Messenger. Now users of Switch, AXA France’s offer designed for under-30 customers, can use Messenger to talk to customer service!
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In 2014, AXA created Start-in, an in-house innovation competition open to all employees. Which idea did it move from fiction to reality?

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AXA Sure uses virtual reality to offer greater transparency and simplicity to AXA customers. Users can register their valuables and instantly access information about their insurance coverage.
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Who said: “I’m so glad I came to Nigeria. I’d forgotten how many fans I have here. People stop traffic like I’m the President.”?

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The support of the Nigerian people motivated Muhammad Ali before his fights. Just as Noël, the presenter of Next Stop, AXA’s new video magazine, who was inspired by the strength and energy he felt in Nigeria!
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Which Chinese behemoth signed a partnership with AXA in 2016?

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AXA entered into a partnership with the Chinese giant Alibaba and its subsidiary, Ant Financial Services. Why? To innovate together and provide mutual support in exploring new markets and segments.
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Which team won the finale of the Data Science Game, the biggest international data science competition, which took place in Paris in September 2016?

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The Russian team from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology scooped first place for the second year in a row. The competition, supported by AXA, consisted in a hackathon to find an image recognition solution using big data.
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Each year, the AXA Research Fund organizes a photo contest to promote the work of the researchers it supports. Who was the top choice in 2016?

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All these researchers are supported by AXA, but Bogdan Antonescu won the photo contest. He wants to better understand tornado risks, in order to develop systems to predict storms, issue warnings, prevent damage and provide help.
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What historical treasure benefited from AXA’s philanthropy in 2016?

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AXA helped the Château de Versailles acquire Louis XIV's desk for its collections. It brings AXA immense satisfaction to see this magnificent piece of furniture return to the setting for which it was designed.
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In June 2016, AXA Germany launched an app designed for women, called WayGuard. What does it do?

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The WayGuard app runs in the background of the smartphone and continously transmits the user’s geographic location to a coordination center approved by AXA.
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Since 2016, some AXA adjusters have been using a new tool to examine claims. What is this tool?

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In Belgium and in France, AXA uses drones to investigate claims, when they involve an area that is difficult or dangerous to go to.
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Women are a key customer segment for AXA. Estimated at $98 billion in 2013, how much could the women’s insurance market in emerging countries be worth in 2030?

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The She For Shield report revealed the potential of the women’s insurance market, especially in emerging economies. The market could grow to six to nine times its current size, reaching $874 billion.
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What figure inspired AXA to divest from the tobacco industry?

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Dr. Bronwyn King is an Australian oncologist who founded the Tobacco Free Portfolios initiative in 2010. She is the one who encouraged Group leaders to think about divesting from the tobacco industry.
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