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. Mr de Castries worked at AXA for 27 years and since stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive has focused on directorships at HSBC, as well as holding the Vice Chairmanship of Nestle. Prior to working at AXA, he worked for the Minister of Finances of France, including as a member of the French Treasury.