AXA Group has announced that Paul Sampson will resign from his current positions as president and CEO of AXA Life Japan and AXA Japan Holding, effective June 30, 2008.
Mr Sampson will continue to serve as a non-executive on the board of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings.
Mark Pearson, currently CEO of AXA Asia Life – the regional platform for life insurance in Asia not including Japan – will subsequently become president and CEO of AXA Life Japan and AXA Japan Holding, replacing of Mr Sampson in these roles.
AXA said that this change will not slow the successful execution of Ambition J, its strategic initiative to continue to outperform its competitors in the Japanese market.
John Dacey, group regional CEO for Japan-Asia Pacific region, said: We are fortunate to have a strong set of experienced leaders at AXA and we are convinced that Mark Pearson will excel in his new role in Japan. His recognized leadership skills will prove essential to continue the positive developments of our Japanese operations.