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AXA XL’s reinsurance business today announced the appointment of Etienne Champion as Head of Underwriting Asia, International Reinsurance, effective 1st December 2018.

In his new role, Mr. Champion will be responsible for building AXA XL’s reinsurance portfolio and growing our market presence in Asia. He will work together with the local reinsurance underwriting teams to further develop the portfolio in key Asian markets including China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and South East Asia and ensure profitable growth. 

Commenting on the appointment, Ann Chua, Head of Asia for AXA XL’s reinsurance business said, “ The (re)insurance markets in Asia are at varying stages of development and growth potential. China and India, for example, with their dynamic economic and social development and by their sheer size, remain the two major growth markets in Asia. In contrast, South East Asian markets are relatively untapped and present opportunities due to the low insurance penetration.”

Ms. Chua continued, “Having the best talent in the right place is key to us in serving our clients’ needs and achieving our ambition in these important markets.”

Mr. Champion has over 18 years’ experience in the insurance industry in Europe and Asia. He joined AXA Corporate Solutions in 2000 where he has held several positions within the organization. Most recently, Mr. Champion was Chief Operating Officer, Asia for AXA Corporate Solutions.  He was also Regional Underwriting Practice Leader for Liability, Motor and Employee Compensation supporting the AXA General Insurance Commercial Lines underwriters in Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.


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