AXA UK has unveiled Bertrand Poupart-Lafarge as the UK group’s chief financial officer, replacing Jean Drouffe who will assume a leadership position in Axa France, Accountancy Age’s sister title Insurance Age.
Poupart-Lafarge has previously worked for Axa in France, the USA and Canada, where he was also chief financial officer.
And Paul Evans, Axa UK and Ireland group chief executive, said: “I would like to thank Jean Drouffe for his professional and dedicated stewardship of the UK finance function since 2010 – a challenging period during which we have successfully refocused and restored the profitability of the Axa UK business.
“I have greatly valued Jean’s strong financial counsel, strategic vision, drive and determination and I wish him well as he starts his new leadership role within Axa France.”
Meanwhile, Poupart-Lafarge added: “Joining the Axa UK leadership team is an exciting challenge.
“The business has a strong platform for profitable growth and I look forward to helping the UK group deliver on its ambitions.”
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