AXA XL appoints new Head of Client Management & Business Development, APAC & Europe


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AXA XL Insurance has announced it has appointed Vanessa Karvela as Head of Client Management & Business Development for its APAC & Europe Business Unit.

In this role, Ms. Karvela will be responsible for developing and implementing AXA XL’s client experience strategy in APAC & Europe in close collaboration with Country Leaders.

Commenting on the appointment, Bruno Laval, Chief Distribution Officer, APAC & Europe and Regional Manager, European Growth Markets, said: “With operations in 12 countries covering 38 markets across Europe, Asia and Australia, we are committed to supporting our clients with best-in-class solutions and services and to ensuring their experience is consistent, wherever they operate and partner with us.”

He added: “Vanessa’s international background, business acumen and in-depth knowledge of our organisation, gained in various strategy roles at AXA Group and AXA XL, positions her ideally to help us deliver on that commitment while leveraging AXA XL’s global capabilities to the benefit of our client.”

Ms. Karvela joined AXA Group as a Senior Strategy Manager in 2015 before moving to AXA XL in 2018, first as Chief of Staff within the Client & Country Management team and later as Chief of Staff for Doina Palici-Chehab, Senior Advisor to Group CEO. Prior to joining AXA, Ms. Karvela held several business development roles in banking and asset management. Ms Karvela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the American College of Greece, a Master’s Degree in Finance & Strategy from Sciences Po and a MBA from INSEAD.


About AXA XL

AXA XL is the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA which provides property, casualty, professional and speciality products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises, here in the UK and throughout the world. With underwriting teams based in the US, UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, we can make decisions close to the markets you serve and work with you to tailor cover to your business needs.

We help businesses adapt and thrive amidst change. Rather than just paying covered claims when things go wrong, we go beyond protection into prevention so your business can go beyond the unexpected.

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