Waseem Malik appointed Finance Director

Waseem Malik has been appointed to the role of Finance Director at AXA Insurance.

2 September 2010

Posted in People

by Daniel O’Byrne (see media contact)

He will be responsible for Finance and Strategy across AXA Insurance and be a member of the AXA Insurance Executive Committee. The role will provide a strong governance and control structure that supports the company's business priorities of customer centricity, profitability and innovation.

Waseem's main objective, in an increasingly changing business landscape, will be to ensure the strong focus of the finance function in supporting the business' development.

Waseem joined AXA in 2006 and headed up the UK M&A team for two years. He led the acquisitions of Swiftcover and the brokers that form Bluefin Insurance Group, working closely with AXA Insurance Chief Executive, Philippe Maso. For the past two year's he has headed up the Executive Office in AXA Insurance and been a member of the AXA Insurance Executive Committee. Prior to joining AXA, Waseem worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers for 9 years where he qualified as a chartered accountant and specialised in financial services transactions.

Commenting on his appointment, Waseem said:

"At AXA Insurance, we have a finance function that is very much at the heart of the organisation, adding significant value to the business-facing teams, both in an advisory and practical capacity. I am very keen that we are even more closely involved in shaping business decisions and finding the right solutions to ensure we manage risk, whilst improving our profitability and safeguarding our customers' experience. I'm looking forward to the challenge".