Thomas Buberl, CEO, AXA
Between AXA’s move to list its US operations and its acquisition of XL Group, 2018 has been a challenging year for CEO Thomas Buberl. Nevertheless, AXA’s operating results for the first half of the year have managed to meet market expectations, which suggests an upward trajectory for the company heading into 2019.
Buberl joined AXA in 2012 as CEO of its German operations and became a member of its executive committee. In 2015, he became CEO for the global health business line, and in 2016, he was appointed CEO for the global business line for life and savings. After serving as deputy CEO from March to September 2016, Buberl was named CEO and director of AXA.