(From left) Rahul Hora, AXA Philippines president and CEO; Gordon Watson, AXA CEO Asian Markets; Mary Harriet Abordo, PEZA deputy director general; Dirk Marzluf, chief information officer, Group IS, Paris; Astrid Stange, AXA Group COO, Paris; Nicolas Galey, ambassador of the French Republic to the Philippines; Doina Palici-Chehab, executive chairman of AXA Corporate Solutions, AXA Art, AXA Matrix Risk Consultants; Marc Blottiere, regional COO, Hong Kong, and regional CEO of Philippines and Malaysia Shared Services; and Laurent Estrade, French embassy economic counsellor
Paris-based global insurer AXA recently announced that they are embarking on a transformation journey that will see the leading insurance company stay at the forefront of industry innovation by establishing shared service centers in Asia.
AXA is poised to launch two shared service hubs – one in Manila, Philippines, and another in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – which are envisioned to help fulfill the company’s future-ready business strategy in the region.
“Our vision is to enable business transformation and innovation by leveraging on technology in Asia,” says Marc Blottiere, AXA Asia Regional COO. “These shared service centers are a testament to our long-term commitment towards investing in the region.”
The new shared service centers will become the IT hubs for AXA in Asia, and later to Japan. They will also later on stand as central hubs of actuarial expertise, serving as centers of excellence in technical subjects including actuarial product pricing and valuation; providing guidance to the Asia entities on improvements to processes and methodologies.
Up to 300 jobs are expected to be generated by the Shared Services Centre in Manila, bringing not just employment and career growth to the Filipino workforce but also contributing to the thriving business process outsourcing landscape in the Philippines.
“I am proud to note that AXA Philippines, through the launch of our Shared Services Centre, will help boost the domestic economy and take part even more ardently in nation-building,” says Rahul Hora, President and CEO of AXA Philippines. “With the support to be provided by this new business, we will be able to reach out to more customers and be able to empower them to live the life they choose.”
AXA is a global leader in insurance and asset management. It operates in 64 countries and is ranked the no.1 global insurance brand for nine consecutive years by global brand consultancy firm Interbrand1. It serves over 107 million customers worldwide through three core business activities: Property and Casualty Insurance; Protection and Health; and Savings and Asset Management.