Xavier is the CEO of AXA Travel Insurance and Global Head of Specialised Insurance and has been in this role since July 2017. Xavier’s international experience it has helped him to lead the Specialised Insurance business with a circa of 400M€ across 30 geographies, designing and implementing an ambitious transformation program to reduce costs by 20%, implement new propositions around a “Guardian Angel” vision, and win large scale global partnerships. Digital propositions are a core element of this transformation.
With a strong global experience, Xavier focuses on achieving results, engaging people to build a sustainable performance. He is an experienced marketer and product leader and his ability think strategically in a global context. He favours direct engagement, is a strong believer in diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, and favours leadership style based on empowerment as well as accountability.
Xavier has been the Regional CEO of AXA Assistance Asia from April 2013 – June 2017 based in Hong Kong and leading Asia region – China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Xavier started his career with AXA as a Marketing Manager for AXA France in 1991 and he has since worked in many different geographies, leading multi-cultural teams as a Senior Executive with 25 years of experience in the AXA group. Xavier has served in many other leadership positions as AXA Group Marketing – Offer and Innovation Director / Global Head of Savings, AXA Life Japan Chief Marketing Officer, Regional Chief Marketing Officer for AXA Asia among others.
Xavier’s education background is that he studied at Grenoble Institute of Political Studies in France, majoring in business and finance. In addition, Xavier graduated from the EM Lyon School of Business in France with majors in marketing and business development.
Xavier is very passionate about being an Ambassador for Alima – the Medical Emergency in Africa and he is a long distance trail runner – highlights include Oxfam Trail walker finisher (completed three times) and the Wilson Challenge finisher (completed twice).