Thomas Buberl, AXA (France)
Job title: Chief executive
Thomas Buberl joined AXA in 2012 as CEO of its German operations and became a member of its executive committee. In 2015, he was appointed CEO for the global health business line, and in 2016, he transitioned to 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. Prior to his time with the organisation, Buberl served at Zurich Financial Services as CEO for Switzerland. In 2008, he was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. From 2005 to 2008, he worked for the Winterthur Group as a member of the management board of Winterthur in Switzerland. And, before that (from 2000 to 2005), Buberl worked at the Boston Consulting Group as a consultant for the banking and insurance sector in Germany and abroad, first as chief operating officer and then as chief marketing and distribution officer.