Chairman of the Board of Directors
On September 1st, 2016, Denis Duverne (62) has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of AXA. Since April 2010, Denis Duverne has been a member of the Board and Deputy Chief Executive Officer (“Directeur général délégué”) of AXA. He started his career in 1979 at the tax department of the French Ministry of Finance, and, after 2 years as commercial counselor for the French Consulate General in New York, he was director of the Corporate Taxes Department and then responsible for tax policy within the French Ministry of Finance from 1986 to 1991. Between 1991 and 1995, he held senior positions in the banking sector. Denis Duverne joined the AXA Group in 1995 and assumed responsibility for supervision of AXA's operations in the US and the UK before managing the reorganization of AXA's companies in Belgium and the United Kingdom following the merger with UAP.
Between 2000 and 2003, he became Deputy Chief Financial Officer, where he developed in particular the risk management function. From February 2003, he was the Management Board member in charge of Finance, Control and Strategy. He was notably in charge of the integration of Winterthur within the AXA Group in 2006‐2007. In 2014, Denis Duverne became a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG), which brings together international leaders of the private sector whose shared goal is to help developing countries improve their corporate governance, co‐founded in 1999 by the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Denis Duverne is a graduate of the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and of the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA).