AXA Asia chief executive Laurent Josi to step down

Departing leader to remain with company until year-end to facilitate transition to yet-to-be-named successor

AXA Asia chief executive Laurent Josi to step down

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Jean-Louis Laurent Josi, chief executive officer of AXA Asia and a member of the group’s executive committee, has announced that he will be resigning from his operational responsibilities after 12 years with the company.

He will remain with the insurer in an advisory role until the end of 2017 to facilitate a smooth transition. A successor will be named in the third quarter of this year, the company said

According to Laurent Josi, he is leaving AXA “to pursue new professional projects”. He expressed confidence that AXA Asia would be able to meet its goal of 100 million customers in Asia by 2030.

Laurent Josi joined AXA in 2006 in Belgium, where he was part of the company’s multi-distribution executive committee. From 2008 to 2011, he served as CEO of AXA Gulf and Middle East. From 2011 to 2015, he was CEO of AXA Japan Life. In March 2015, he was appointed to his final position as AXA Asia CEO.

Thomas Buberl, global chief executive officer of AXA, said: “I would like to warmly thank Jean-Louis for his remarkable achievements in his successive roles across the Group. He successfully led our operations in the Gulf and in Japan – and many of us remember the personal engagement and courage he showed with our Japanese teams in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake – and was instrumental in defining the 2020 ambition for our Asian businesses. With the other members of the Management Committee, I wish him all the best for his next endeavours.”

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