AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has announced the appointment of Godefroy de Colombe as global chief operating officer (GCOO) effective 16 January 2020.
Based in Paris, he will be a member of the AXA IM Management Board reporting to Gérald Harlin, executive chairman of AXA IM. In this role, de Colombe will notably oversee Operations, IT, Data, Digital, Innovation, Security and Risk and Compliance as well as Trading operations.
He brings with him more than 15 years of experience in chief operating officer and chief executive officer roles. He joins from Direct Assurance, AXA's P&C e-insurance business where he was CEO.
Commenting on the appointment, Gérald Harlin, Executive Chairman of AXA IM, said: "Godefroy has a deep understanding of how COO functions bring value to the business. Godefroy's recognized leadership skills, drive and energy, business acumen, knowledge of AXA as well as strong people focus will be great additions to AXA IM."