AXA UK & Ireland appoints Gwenaël Fourré as Chief Operating Officer

  • AXA UK & Ireland has today announced the appointment of Gwenaël Fourré as Chief Operating Officer from March 4, subject to regulatory approval.
  • Shali Vasudeva, who has been AXA UK & Ireland Chief Operating Officer for five years, will be retiring to pursue non-executive opportunities. 

AXA UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of Gwenaël Fourré as Chief Operating Officer. Shali Vasudeva, who has held the role for five years, will be retiring to pursue non-executive opportunities.

Gwenaël Fourré joins AXA UK & Ireland on 4 March* from AXA France, where he is currently Chief Digital Officer. 

Prior to this, he was Chief Information Officer for one of the business units in AXA France and held roles at AXA Group Operations and Microsoft.

“I’m delighted to be joining AXA UK & Ireland as Chief Operating Officer. I’ve seen the great work that the team has done in transforming the business and I look forward to building on the foundations of Shali’s successes.” - Gwenaël Fourré

“I am looking forward to Gwenaël joining the UK & Ireland team and I am confident that he will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. I would like to thank Shali for the tremendous effort she has put into building out the Chief Operating Office team, and the role she has played in supporting our business over the past five years. I wish her all the best with her next adventure.” - Tara Foley, CEO at AXA UK & Ireland

*Gwenaël Fourré’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

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