Axa UK has appointed Bertrand Poupart-Lafarge as the UK group's chief financial officer.
Poupart-Lafarge replaces Jean Drouffe who is leaving the role to take up a leadership position in AXA France.
Poupart-Lafarge was previously Axa's executive vice president and chief financial officer in Canada. Prior to this, he held positions at Morgan Stanley in London and Sopexa in New York.
Axa UK and Ireland group chief executive Paul Evans 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."
Poupart-Lafarge said: "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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