AXA UK&I announces Alain Zweibrucker as CEO of AXA Retail

14 December 2023

Posted in People

AXA UK & Ireland today announces that Alain Zweibrucker will join as Chief Executive Officer of AXA Retail on 2 January 2024, subject to regulatory approval. Alain will also be a member of the UK & Ireland Management Committee and will report to the UK & Ireland CEO, Tara Foley.

Alain has worked at AXA for 25 years and has held senior property & casualty insurance roles in a number of markets. He joins AXA UK & Ireland from AXA Switzerland, where he was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the company’s Executive Committee for the past seven years. During his time there, he led on transformation to deliver growth and earnings in line with AXA’s groupwide strategic plan and drove capital management initiatives, including the development of a third-party asset management business model. Alain started his career as an actuary at AXA Portugal before moving to an AXA Group role in Paris as Property & Casualty Actuary Director and then to AXA Germany for roles as Head of Financial Control, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Property & Casualty Retail. 

Alain has a wealth of technical expertise in property & casualty insurance and a strong track record of transformation and delivery. This background combined with his experience as a results-oriented and people focused leader will be invaluable as we navigate a challenging market environment and continue to drive the success of our Retail business.

I’d also like to thank Anna Fleming for doing an incredible job of leading the Retail business as Interim CEO. I know Anna will be a great help to Alain when he starts in the new year. 

Tara Foley, CEO at AXA UK & Ireland
Headshot of Tara Foley, Chief Executive Officer of AXA UK and Ireland

I am delighted to be taking on the role of CEO at AXA Retail. This is a great business with a brilliant team of experts who work tirelessly to provide the best services and products for customers. I’m looking forward to working together to deliver on the business strategy and continue meeting the evolving needs of customers in an increasingly uncertain world.

Alain Zweibrucker

Alain will take over from AXA Retail Interim CEO Anna Fleming who will return to her former role as Chief Operating Officer at AXA Retail. Tara Foley was previously CEO of AXA Retail before being appointed CEO of AXA UK & Ireland in September 2023.