AXA appoints new CEO of AXA Next and Group Chief Innovation Officer


AXA has announced the appointment of Jef Van In, currently CEO of AXA Belgium, as CEO of AXA Next and Group Chief Innovation Officer, effective 1 July 2021.

He will report to Antimo Perretta, CEO of AXA Europe and a Member of AXA’s Management Committee.

Jef Van In will replace Delphine Maisonneuve who has decided to take on a new role outside of AXA.

Antimo Perretta said “I would like to thank Delphine warmly for all she has done at AXA over the past 30 years, her contribution to the success of AXA in her different roles, her strong voice advocating for our values, and for the development and promotion of our many high potential women across the Group. We will miss Delphine and wish her all the best in this new chapter of her career.”

“I am very happy to see Jef embracing this new important challenge. I am convinced that his drive, his broad experience, his track record in the transformation of our operations in Belgium, and his strong convictions around customer centricity and innovation will be instrumental in accelerating our transformation journey. I wish him and his new teams all the best.”

“Our innovation ecosystem will be a critical enabler to help us deliver the priorities of our new strategic plan “Driving progress 2023”, notably in health & protection. Bringing our innovation ecosystem closer to our core markets is another key step in our ambition to accelerate and scale business-driven and impactful innovation across our operations, in particular in the area of services and customer experience.”


Jef Van In graduated as Business Engineer from the KULeuven, and obtained an executive MBA at the Flanders Business School. In 1993 he started his career in commercial and institutional banking at ING Bank Belgium. In 2000 he switched to retail banking to occupy various managerial roles in distribution and product management. In 2007 he moved to Ukraine to start a retail greenfield bank for ING. In 2011 he joined AXA Group to become CEO of AXA Bank Europe. As of 2013 he also became CEO of AXA CEE region (insurance). In July 2016 he was appointed CEO of AXA Belgium and president of the supervisory Board of AXA Bank.


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