AXA Belgium & AXA Partners
Audrey Amiot will be the future Head of Operations & Transformation at AXA Belgium. She will take up her position in September 2021 and will also join the management committee of AXA Belgium. Audrey was Head of Claims P&C Retail & Motor corporate since 2019. However, she has been working within the company for more than 10 years in various roles, including transformation and P&C operations. Audrey Amiot succeeds Céline Dupont, who will join AXA Partners on the same date as Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee.
Andreas Brandstetter, President and CEO of the Insurance UNIQA Group AG, has been re-elected to the General Assembly of Insurance Europe for a further three-year term. The European insurance and reinsurance federation also elected Sandro Panizza, Group Chief Insurance & Investment Officer of Generali Groupe, as Vice President.
Banking : too few women in management positions
The European Central Bank is aiming for 40% of women on management boards by 2025
Only 8% of European banks have a CEO. This is too few for the ECB, who is adding the criteria of diversification to its conditions for access to management positions, the so-called “Fit&Proper”. A working group within the ECB is working on the content of these criteria and the sanctions that could result from them, such as an additional capital requirement. A few examples in Belgium: the country’s leading bank, BNP Paribas Fortis, has four women out of the twelve members of the management committee (CFO, HRD, compliance and customer services). At KBC, there is one female CRO for every 7, compared to two for every 8 at ING (Head of Wholesale and CRO) and Belfius (HR and CRO). There is gender parity in the Argenta executive. According to the NBB, Belgium is neither among the best nor the worst in terms of diversity.