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Find out all you need to know about the composition of AXA Green Crescent Board of Directors, the Management Team, our Strategic Partners, and our Mission Statement.


Our Purpose

As one of the largest global insurers, AXA’s purpose is to empower people to live a better life. This shared vision enables us to tailor our services and provide solutions to our 107 million customers around the world, one person at a time. 

As a company whose business is to protect people, we have a responsibility to leverage our skills, resources and risk expertise to build a stronger and safer society.

Our vision, our values and beyond 

Putting our customers first is only part of the story, as we move forward every day, guided by our four core values: Customer First, Integrity, Courage and One AXA.

Guided by our strong moral principles, we put people first. We harbour a culture where employees can speak their minds so we can innovate and take bold actions together, as a team. 

Our Business

Our business model and strategy have proved their relevance and continue to build on our distinctive strengths as a company that is known for the following: 

• A multi-channel distribution model, which allows customers to decide how to access our products and services.

• Our risk management expertise, which guarantees our financial strength and our ability to keep promises.

• Operational excellence, which allows us to deliver quality products and service at competitive prices.

Our people are your people

Our collaborative approach allows our employees to offer customers tailor-made products and services that meet their needs in an ever-changing and fast-evolving world.

Our partnership is evident in the way our employees and distributors around the world are ready to work closely with our customers to create services and solutions that empower them to live better, today and tomorrow.

Find out all you need to know about the AXA Green Crescent Board of Directors.

 

H.H. Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Nehyan (Chairman)

H.H. Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Nehyan, graduated from the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in the United Kingdom and completed his advanced training at the U.S. Naval Training Command, California. He then pursued the Command Course at the U.S. Naval War College, Rhode Island. Presently, he servces as the Captain and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, UAE.

Mr. Mishal Kanoo (Vice-Chairman)

Mr. Mishal Kanoo is the Deputy Chairman of the Kanoo Group, one of the largest independent, family owned, group of companies in the Gulf region. Visiting lecturer at the American University of Sharjah, he is also a columnist in Gulf Business and Arabian Business to name a few.

Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo (Member)

Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Deputy Chairman, Kanoo Group, is based in Abu Dhabi, where he oversees the business operations and the interests of the Kanoo family. Apart from his current position, he also holds directorships in several companies in the GCC. He is also the Charity Fund Chairman of Abdul Rahman Kanoo Co. WLL, Bahrain.

Mr. Omar Al Katheeri (Member)

Mr. Omar Al Katheeri is the Chief Corporate Support Services Officer, Technology Development Committee. Prior to his current position, he was Executive Director, General Secretariat and Executive Council. He holds a MBA from University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Dr. Tariq Abdulqader Bin Hendi (Member)

Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi is the Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth Products & Advisory of the Emirates NBD Group, the acting Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Nasdaq Dubai listed ENBD REIT. He has over 18 years of experience in asset management, private equity and investment banking. He holds a PhD in Labor Economics from Imperial College London (UK) as well as degrees from Columbia University (USA), London Business School (UK), and Clayton State (USA).

Mr. Bader Jeiroudi (Member)

Mr. Bader Jeiroudi is currently the Managing Director of Sultan International Holding LLC. He has incorporated and managed several other companies including Al-Makamin Commercial Projects LLC and Martrade Sultan Logistics LLC (Germany), to name a few. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for a number of other UAE and international companies. 

Mr. Cédric Charpentier (Member and Chief Executive Offer, AXA Gulf)

Mr. Cédric Charpentier is the Chief Executive Officer of AXA Gulf, responsible for markets in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. Cédric has served as CEO of AXA Gulf since 2016 and has spearheaded its transformation to drive performance across both product and client segments.

Mr. Franck Heimburger (Member and Chief Personal Lines Officer, AXA Gulf)

Mr. Franck Heimburger is the Chief Sales & Distribution Officer for AXA Insurance Gulf. Prior to that he has led AXA operations in the UAE as Country Manager since 2013 and was responsible for executing and managing sales strategy across multiple distribution channels for commercial and retail insurance products. An expert in insurance, his ample experience comes from his previous roles in AXA’s sales and distribution divisions.

Mrs. Laura Alvarez Gerstein (Chief Employee Benefits Officer, AXA Gulf)

Mrs. Laura Alvarez Gerstein is currently responsible for developing the company’s market share in the health insurance sector for personal and corporate clients within the Gulf region. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, she began her career in 1993 as a Senior Actuarial Analyst and was instrumental in a number of strategic transformations.

Mr. Mohamed Seghir - Chief Executive Officer of AXA Green Crescent Insurance Company (GCIC)

Mr. Mohamed Seghir began his career as an Actuary at FWU AG in Munich, where he was responsible for Western Europe and the Middle East. He then took up the role of Manager Actuarial Services for Munich Re and then joined Swiss Re in 2013, initially as a Senior Marketing Actuary in charge of pricing of the Life & Health business in MENA, Turkey and Pakistan.

Mohamed is a regular contributor to seminars, conferences and publications. He holds an MSc in finance and actuarial sciences, a BSc in finance from the Université Claude Bernard (France), and is a fully qualified actuary from the French (IA) and Swiss (SAV) institutes of actuaries.

He leads a team of professionals who significantly contribute and lead relevant departments to ensure the focus is always on the customers.

1- Muhammad Zaheer Iqbal - Head of Finance

2- Rosa Soares - Regional Insurance Administration Manager

3- Doris Anton Kalisse - Senior Life Claims Manager, Gulf Region

4- Usama Zulfiqar - Senior Internal Audit Manager

5- Adel Benachour - Head of Life

6- Yasmin Nasser Hariri - Head of Sales

7- Hana Alneaimi - Compliance & AML Manager

8- Iman Elkhyari - HR Services Advisor 

9- P. Samuel Rajesh - IT Manager

The commencement of Green Crescent’s partnership with AXA and Kanoo Group was first announced in September 2014. It came to fruition in December 2015 after the successful completion of the AED 100 million bond conversion and investment transaction on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, which sealed the partnership and led to the renaming of the company to AXA Green Crescent (legally registered as AXA Green Crescent Insurance Company P.J.S.C). 

About AXA Group

AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with more than 166,000 employees serving 107 million clients in 64 countries. In 2016, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 100 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 5.7 billion. AXA had Euro 1,203 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016.

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About Kanoo Group

Established in 1890, The Kanoo Group is a diverse UAE-based business conglomerate. It is one of the largest independent, family-owned group of companies in the Gulf region with business activities across the world´s most dynamic industries from Shipping, Travel, Holidays, Machinery, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Power & Industrial Projects to Exhibition services, Courier Services, Logistics, Specialty Chemicals and Business Centres and other retail and commercial activities.