AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has announced the appointment of Xavier Veyry as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Asia & Europe.
In his new role, Veyry will join the company’s newly configured leadership team, and will report to CEO, Scott Gunter.
Currently, Veyry serves as Country CEO of AXA China and Chairman of AXA Tianping in China and AXA General Insurance in Korea. He has been with AXA for 24 years and during this time, has held numerous CEO and leadership roles around the world.
Veyry will step down from his role as CEO of AXA China later in 2020 to lead AXA XL’s Asia & Europe business from Dublin, Ireland.
“Xavier’s extensive international experience positions him ideally to lead AXA XL’s business across Asia & Europe. When we think about Asia & 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,” said Gunter.
Throughout his career, Veyry has had a focus on business performance and innovation. Notably, he built AXA’s healthcare practice in the Middle East and led the operational transformation of AXA Global Direct. Most recently, he oversaw the process towards full ownership of AXA Tianping.
“Having the right talent in the right places is key to ensuring AXA XL is the insurance partner of choice across business lines and around the world. Our newly appointed regional CEOs are going to ensure we are an organisation that is easy to navigate, so that we can continue to serve our clients to the very best of our ability,” continued Gunter.
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.”