AXA’s adventure

AXA’s incredible adventure was born out of the dedication of a handful of men and women, led by Claude Bébéar, whose dream was to transform a small mutual insurer from Normandy into a world leader for insurance. 

Discover AXA's History

1958 - 1980

Rise of a small mutual insurer from Normandy

Rise of a small mutual insurer from Normandy

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1975

Claude Bébéar eventually takes the company’s helm in 1975. He is 40 years old, with a modern vision for insurance and already the firm belief that to be sustainable, it is essential to become international and anticipate societal changes…

1978

The inauguration of the new headquarters in Belbeuf

22,000 m2 of extremely modern offices, with construction costs representing almost 10% of the company’s assets! A crazy project, but the stakes are high: Ancienne Mutuelle’s new headquarters in Belbeuf must make it possible to break away from the image of a “small provincial mutual” and empower its employees to dream.

In 2018, after 43 years at this historic site, AXA moves to Isneauville, a few miles away, with offices that are…extremely modern!

1980 - 1990

AXA makes its mark in France

AXA makes its mark in France

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1990 - 2000

AXA, world leader for insurance

AXA, world leader for insurance

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“This condition is essential for developing a shared economic adventure”

Claude Bébéar

2000 - 2010

Faced with the crises, AXA strengthens its organization  

Faced with the crises, AXA strengthens its organization

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2010 - 2019

Creating a new AXA

Creating a new AXA

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AXA begins to focus on the health, protection and commercial P&C segments, before Thomas Buberl, who has been heading up the Group since 2016, clearly identifies them as the Group’s new strategic priorities.