AXA XL has announced the appointment of Xavier Veyry as chief executive officer Asia & Europe. Veyry will join the company’s newly configured leadership team, reporting to to CEO, Scott Gunter.
Veyry currently serves as country CEO of AXA China and chairman of AXA Tianping in China and AXA general insurance in Korea. He has worked at AXA for 24 years and during his tenure has held numerous CEO and leadership position around the world.
He will step down from his role as CEO of AXA China later this year to lead AXA XL’s Asia & Europe business from Dublin, Ireland.
Throughout his career, Veyry has had a focus on business performance and innovation. He notably 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, making it the largest foreign-owned P&C insurance company in China.
Scott Gunter said: “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.”
Adding: “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.”
Gordon Watson, CEO of AXA Asia, said: “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.”