Axa has appointed Amelie Breitburd as chief financial officer (CFO) of Axa UK and Ireland.
Breitburd, who has been at Axa for the past 14 years, begins her new role on 1 January 2019. She was most recently CFO of Axa Asia and has held several senior roles at Axa Group in Paris, as well as serving positions at KPMG and Allianz.
She replaces outgoing Bertrand Poupart-Lafarge, who is taking up the role of CFO at Axa France. He joined Axa UK and Ireland in September 2012 after working for Axa US as chief investment officer and treasurer and CFO of Axa Canada. Poupart-Lafarge joined Axa in 2003 as CIO of Axa France.
As part of her new role, Breitburd also becomes the new executive sponsor for Axa UK and Ireland’s diversity and inclusion programme, a post previously held by Poupart-Lafarge for almost four years.
Axa UK & Ireland chief executive Claudio Gienal commented: “I am delighted that Amelie Breitburd is joining Axa UK and Ireland as our new CFO. Amelie has played an important role in the success of Axa Group in Paris and brings significant skill and experience to our management team.
“I would also like to thank Bertrand for his excellent work as both CFO and executive sponsor for diversity and inclusion. Everyone at Axa UK and Ireland wishes him the best of luck as he starts a new and exciting chapter as CFO of Axa France.”