AXA Singapore makes new top-level appointments

Firm strengthens executive committee with three additions, two of which came from within

AXA Singapore makes new top-level appointments

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

AXA Insurance Singapore has made three additions to its executive committee: Kevin Leong (pictured) has been appointed managing director, commercial lines; Juliet Khew has been promoted to managing director, health, from her previous position as director, commercial health; and Hayley Yap has been named chief people officer.

In Leong’s new role, which is in addition to his current responsibilities as country leader, Singapore - insurance for AXA XL, he will lead the commercial lines businesses of AXA Singapore. His dual roles will enable him to drive development in AXA’s commercial lines business across both AXA Insurance and AXA XL in Singapore, as part of the global insurer’s ‘One AXA’ model. He will report to both Jean Drouffe, CEO of AXA Singapore, and Craig Langham, chief executive, Asia-Pacific, AXA XL.

Khew will be responsible for driving the continued growth of AXA’s health business and aims to provide a better experience for its health customers. She joined AXA in December 2009, bringing substantial experience in life insurance sales and accident & health underwriting. In her over nine years with AXA, she has managed various distribution channels.

Meanwhile, Yap will take on the role of chief people officer after over two decades of experience in human resources, risk and assurance, and strategic business planning and partnering, and was most recently head of business execution for Southeast Asia, India, and the Middle East at ANZ.

“We believe strongly in developing talent within the company, and I am proud that we have been able to support Juliet’s career development over the years and now promote her to the Executive Committee,” commented Drouffe. “I look forward to working alongside Hayley, Juliet and Kevin, and to their contributions as we continue to evolve and enhance our Singapore business around the changing needs of our customers.

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