AXA Insurance Appoints new Managing Director

AXA Insurance Singapore has announced the appointment of Julien Callard as Managing Director, Retail and Health, a newly created role.

In this newly expanded role, Callard will lead the Retail and Health strategic business unit, with responsibility for driving the continued growth of AXA’s retail business and health business as well as the respective distribution functions. This includes developing a differentiated value proposition and offerings that will strengthen its position as a health partner to its customers.

The appointment is part of a broader strategy to streamline and strengthen AXA’s business by merging its Retail and Health strategic business units. This enhanced agility will propel AXA towards becoming a customer-centred company, according to an AXA press release.

Callard joined AXA Singapore as Managing Director, Retail in November 2019 and is a member of the Executive Committee, reporting to Jean Drouffe, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Singapore.

Jean Drouffe, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Singapore, said “Over the past 20 years, Julien has held several leadership roles across the AXA Group and developed deep and extensive knowledge of the business. With his proven track record, I am confident that he will be able to build on today’s foundation and accelerate our retail and health business toward our ambitions, in line with our commitment to empower people to live better lives. We look forward to his continued contributions in this new role.”

Callard originally joined the AXA Group in 2000 and he has held senior positions across multiple countries spanning actuarial, risk, marketing and reinsurance. Prior to joining AXA Singapore, he was Head of Retail Property and Casualty at AXA Mexico. He comes with a wealth of experience in operational and functional positions across retail, commercial, and reinsurance lines.