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Henri de Castries was appointed to the board on 1 March 2016. He has more than 25 years’ international experience in the finance industry, working in areas including global insurance and asset management.

Mr de Castries was the Chief Executive Officer of AXA from 2000 and Chairman and Chief Executive from April 2010 until 1 September 2016, having joined AXA in 1989. He has previously worked for the French Finance Ministry Inspection Office and the French Treasury Department.

Mr de Castries is Chairman of the French think tank Institut Montaigne. He also serves as a non-executive director of Nestlé S.A. and of the French National Foundation for Political Science and as a member of the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Mr de Castries holds a bachelor degree in law. He is a graduate of the business school Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and a former student of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

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