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Axa XL appoints Xavier Veyry as CEO of Asia and Europe

Axa XL has announced the appointment of Xavier Veyry as CEO of its Asia and Europe business.

In taking up the role, Veyry will join Axa XL’s newly configured leadership team, reporting to Scott Gunter, CEO. He is currently Country CEO of Axa China and Chairman of Axa Tianping in China and Axa General Insurance in Korea.

Over the span of his 24-year career at Axa, Veyry has held several CEO and leadership positions around the world and has lived and worked in 12 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

He will step down from his role as CEO of Axa China later this year to lead Axa XL’s Asia and Europe business from Dublin, Ireland.

Throughout his career, Veyry has had a “strong focus” on business performance and innovation. He notably built Axa’s healthcare practice in the Middle East and led the operational transformation of Axa Global Direct, which brought together all of Axa’s direct insurance subsidiaries serving around five million customers globally.

Gunter said: “Xavier’s extensive international experience positions him ideally to lead Axa XL’s business across Asia and Europe. 

“When we think about Asia and Europe in terms of a business unit, we know that it’s incredibly diverse in terms of economies, business and culture. I believe Xavier has the knowledge and, importantly, the first-hand experience and mindset to lead our teams in these incredibly important markets.”  

Gordon Watson, CEO of Axa Asia, added: “I would like to thank Xavier for his superb leadership while in China. I am delighted he will continue to support the growth of the Axa Group in China as chairman of Axa Tianping and through his directorship at ICBC-Axa.”

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