The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) has named Denis Duverne as chair of its steering committee, effective 11 September 2018.
Duverne is chairman of AXA Group, having held senior roles including CFO and deputy CEO, at the global insurer since 1995. He has been a member of the IDF steering committee since 2016.
Duverne succeeds Stephen Catlin, founder and former CEO of Catlin Group, who has led the IDF as chair since its creation in 2016.
During his tenure, the IDF has supported several innovative insurance developments, including the Centre for Global Disaster Protection and the G20 InsuResilience Global Partnership by the UK and German governments. It has also driven critical initiatives on enhancing open source and transparent risk modelling, market-enabling regulation and partnerships with international institutions.