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Henri de Castries

former Chairman and CEO of AXA

Henri de Castries was CEO and Chairman of the Board of AXA from 2000 to 2016, where he built the company into the leading global insurance brand. He is President of The Institut Montaigne a pioneering thinktank focused on public, social and economic outcomes for France and Europe. He is also Vice Chairman of Nestle, a Director at HSBC and Senior Advisor to General Atlantic. Mr de Castries worked at AXA for 27 years; prior to that, he served the Minister of Finances of France, including as a member of the French Treasury.