Claudio Gienal, CEO AXA UK and Ireland

Claudio was appointed as Chief Executive of AXA UK and Ireland in September 2018.

Claudio joined the AXA Group in July 2017 as Chief Strategic Development Officer for European Markets and was appointed to the AXA UK plc Board in a non-executive capacity in March 2018. He remains a board member for a Switzerland-based insurance start-up JAROWA, is a member of the AXA Partner Group, member of the AXA Group European Management Committee and sits on the AXA Research Fund advisory board. In March 2021, Claudio joined the Board of Pool Reinsurance Company Limited, the insurance industry’s mutual for reinsuring terrorism risk in Great Britain, as a member representative.

Prior to joining AXA, Claudio spent ten years at Zurich where he held a number of senior positions including Chief Strategy Officer for the Zurich Group, CEO of the Zurich Life Insurance Company and Chief Operating Officer of Zurich Insurance UK.

Claudio began his career as a management consultant working for McKinsey & Company and Accenture. He has a Masters in Environmental Engineering from ETH Swiss Federal Institute. Claudio previously served on the board of Farmers New World Life in the US and is a council member of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce.