AXA CFO Gerald Harlin to retire in a management overhaul


As part of its plan to overhaul its management, AXA said its long time chief financial officer, Gerald Harlin is leaving the company.

The French insurance giant said the overhaul is a three year plan to change the key drivers of the company.

Etienne Bouas-Laurent, currently CEO of AXA Hong Kong, will become deputy CFO on Sept. 1 and replace Harlin in early 2020, in a move that underscores Buberl’s focus on the Asian markets.

Harlin, 63, has been CFO since 2010 and held management positions in the group since he was poached from oil company Total in 1990, AXA said.

AXA owns Nigeria’s AXA Mansard, a general insurer.