AXA appoints Gordon Watson CEO of Asia

November 14 2017 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

AXA has appointed Gordon Watson as chief executive officer for Asia and a member of the group management committee.

He joins from AIA, where he was most recently regional chief executive of the group’s operations in Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, the Philippines, Vietnam and New Zealand. He also led the group’s corporate solutions, healthcare, partnership and AIA Vitality businesses.

Before this, he was the regional president for AIG Life companies in Japan and Korea, and was also global executive vice-chairman for ALICO, responsible for the Japan business and overseeing 50 other countries for strategy, distribution, corporate solutions, product and marketing.

His career with AIG/AIA included several other key senior roles based out of London, New York, Nairobi, Dubai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong.

He will assume the role on January 1, 2018 and report to chief executive Thomas Buberl.