AXA has announced that the CEO of Axa Asia and a member of the group management committee, Jean-Louis Laurent Josi, will be stepping down from his executive responsibilities. Mr Laurent Josi will remain with the group as senior advisor, reporting to the group CEO Thomas Buberl, to ensure an effective leadership transition in Asia until the end of 2017. His successor will be announced before the end of the third quarter.
AXA Hong Kong has announced that CEO, Mr Stuart Harrison will retire from his position and become director & senior advisor to continue to lend his experience and expertise to AXA Hong Kong, effective August 31st. In his eight years as CEO, Mr Harrison built a strong agency channel with manpower increasing over 70%. Of those, close to 1,000 are members of the Million Dollar Round Table, reflecting the high quality of AXA’s agents. He was also named CEO of the Year (Insurance) by the Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium in June.
AXA Asia Life CEO, Mr Etienne Bouas-Laurent will succeed Mr Harrison as CEO of AXA Hong Kong from September 1, subject to regulatory approvals. Mr Bouas-Laurent is currently focused on expanding the life and health business in the region. Prior to joining AXA Asia in 2016, he was CFO at AXA Germany and has also led the wealth management business in France.