AXA has appointed Antoine Gosset-Grainville and Thomas Buberl as the respective chairman and CEO of the insurer’s board of directors.
The firm announced, in a statement, that the appointments follow the approval of the board of directors’ resolutions at its Annual General Meeting. Gosset-Grainville will replace Denis Duverne as chairman of the board of directors.
Duverne said in a statement: “It is with great emotion that I leave the chairmanship of AXA today. I had the privilege of succeeding Henri de Castries in this role and of accompanying Thomas Buberl in his successful transformation of the Group, with the support of the board of directors. I would like to express my gratitude to the women and men of AXA. Their commitment, their cohesion, and their ability to surpass themselves have always been a source of motivation and pride for me.”
He added: “I am very confident in AXA’s future: the Group is solid and strong with a strategic vision and a purpose adapted to the challenges of our time; it will continue to be able to rely on very high-quality governance and benefit from the talents of Antoine Gosset-Grainville and Thomas Buberl.”
Gosset-Grainville and Buberl said that they were honoured by the confidence that the board had placed in them through their appointments.
Among the other resolutions adopted, AXA’s shareholders approved:
- The renewal of the terms of office as members of the board of directors of Rachel Duan, for a term of four years, and of André François-Poncet, for a term of two years.
- The ratification of the cooptation of Clotilde Delbos as a member of the board of directors, for the remaining term of her predecessor, until the end of the shareholders’ meeting called in 2024 to approve the accounts of the last financial year.
- The appointment of Gérald Harlin and Rachel Picard as members of the board of directors for a term of four years.
- The payment of a dividend of €1.54 per share for the financial year 2021, with payment on May 10, 2022 (ex-dividend date May 6, 2022).