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Octavie Dexant appointed CEO of AXA Luxembourg



Octavie Dexant (left) will become CEO of AXA Luxembourg and AXA Wealth Europe on January 15, succeeding . Mirjam Bamberger who has received an international promotion. (Photos: AXA Luxembourg. Photomontage: Maison Moderne)

Octavie Dexant (left) will become CEO of AXA Luxembourg and AXA Wealth Europe on January 15, succeeding . Mirjam Bamberger who has received an international promotion. (Photos: AXA Luxembourg. Photomontage: Maison Moderne)

AXA has announced the appointment of Octavie Dexant as CEO Luxembourg and Wealth Europe as of 15 January 2022. Mirjam Bamberger, who took on the CEO role a year and a half ago, will take over the management of strategic development in certain European and Latin American markets.

AXA's CEO Belux, Etienne Bouas-Laurent, congratulated Octavie Dexant on her appointment in a message on Linkedin, in which he also thanked current CEO Luxembourg and AXA Wealth Europe, Mirjam BambergerMirjam Bamberger.

Bamberger is set to become head of strategic development for the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain and Mexico. She will join the management team for the European and Latin American markets, led by their CEO, Antimo Perretta.

When asked about the precise reasons for the change, the group said the move was an internal promotion for Bamberger , who took over as head of AXA Luxembourg and Wealth Europe in July 2020. Prior to that, she had been with AXA Switzerland in 2014 as head of human resources and communications, and a member of the executive committee. Since 2019, she held the position of Head of Customer Experience and Strategy.

From Paris to Luxembourg

Dexant has been Deputy General Manager at AXA in charge of partnerships with ING in France for the past three years. She joined the group in 2010 as senior project manager for group strategy, then head of strategy and cooperation with entities and as a member of the executive committee of AXA Creditor. She then spent two years at AXA partners where she was appointed director of business projects. Prior to that, after a Franco-German university education, she worked for PwC and Allianz.

The new CEO will take up her new position on 15 January, the insurance group said. Subject to approval by the regulator.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.