Axa SA on Tuesday revamped its management committee and announced several management changes, including leadership changes at its Axa Reinsurance unit.
Patrick Cohen, member of Axa’s management committee and CEO and in Axa France was appointed CEO of European Markets and Health. He was succeeded as CEO of Axa France by Guillaume Borie, who is currently deputy CEO of the unit.
Hassan El-Shabrawishi, CEO of Axa Africa was appointed CEO of International Markets and will oversee Axa’s operations in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, India and Southeast Asia.
Antimo Perretta, who led Axa’s European and Latin American operations, will continue to support certain business units in an advisory role before retiring in 2024.
Nancy Bewlay, CEO of Axa XL Reinsurance, was appointed chief underwriting officer for Axa Group and will join the management committee. She was in 2018 Business insurance Woman to watch.
Renaud Guidee, who has held the role of Group Chief Risk Officer since 2019, was appointed CEO of Axa XL Reinsurance, succeeding Bewlay.
Françoise Gilles, Chief Strategic Development Officer for Axa Asia, was appointed Chief Risk Officer for the group and will join the management committee.
Anu Venkataraman was appointed Group Head of Strategy in addition to his current role as Group Head of Investor Relations.
Georges Desvaux, Mr. Perretta and Gordon Watson will leave the management committee “within the next few weeks,” according to an email from a spokesman. Mr. Desvaux also retires and Mr. Watson will become non-executive chairman of Asia, the email said.