Global insurer AXA has announced the appointment of Jef Van In as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AXA Next Group and Group Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), effective July 1st, 2021.
In his new role, Van In will report to Antimo Perretta, CEO of AXA Europe and a Member of the company’s Management Committee.
Currently, Van In serves as CEO of AXA Belgium. He takes over from Delphine Maisonneuve, who has decided to take on a new role outside of AXA.
Van In joined AXA in 2011 to become CEO of AXA Bank Europe, and took on the additional responsibilities of CEO of AXA CEE region (insurance) in 2013. In July 2016, he was named CEO of AXA Belgium and President of the Supervisory Board of AXA Bank.
Commenting on the departure of Maisonneuve and the appointment of Van In, Perretta said: “I would like to thank Delphine warmly for all she has done at AXA over the past 30 years, her contribution to the success of AXA in her different roles, her strong voice advocating for our values, and for the development and promotion of our many high potential women across the Group. We will miss Delphine and wish her all the best in this new chapter of her career.
“I am very happy to see Jef embracing this new important challenge. I am convinced that his drive, his broad experience, his track record in the transformation of our operations in Belgium, and his strong convictions around customer centricity and innovation will be instrumental in accelerating our transformation journey. I wish him and his new teams all the best.
“Our innovation ecosystem will be a critical enabler to help us deliver the priorities of our new strategic plan “Driving progress 2023”, notably in health & protection. Bringing our innovation ecosystem closer to our core markets is another key step in our ambition to accelerate and scale business-driven and impactful innovation across our operations, in particular in the area of services and customer experience.”