Global insurer AXA has appointed Bernardo Serrano Lopez as new President and Chief Executive Officer of its Philippines business.
Serrano Lopez joins AXA Philippines after a nine-year tenure at AXA Colpatria. Based in Colombia he most recently served as CEO of the company, which he built to become the third largest insurance provider in the country.
He brings over two decades of senior leadership experience in the insurance industry where he has been successful in leading different businesses to achieve growth, profitability, and increased market share.
Serrano Lopez began his journey with AXA in Chile in 1998. In 2001, he was appointed Regional CEO for AXA Latin America and subsequently General Manager of AXA Spain in 2003.
Between 2006 to 2011, he left AXA to set up his own company, Innoliva. He re-joined AXA in 2011 and was appointed as CEO of AXA Brazil overseeing the arrival of AXA in South America.
He was later appointed as Deputy CEO of AXA Colpatria in 2014, where he led the company’s entry in Colombia and later named CEO of AXA Colpatria in 2016.
Gordon Watson, CEO, AXA Asia & Africa, commented: “It is great for AXA Philippines to have someone like Bernardo as a leader. I know his past outstanding accomplishments and the best is yet to come as AXA grows in this fantastic country.”