Henri de Castries

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé S.A.
Chairman's and Corporate Governance Committee
Nomination and Sustainability Committee (Chairman)
Audit Committee
Elected to the Board 2012

Date of birth: 1954
Nationality: French

  • April 2010 - September 2016 Chairman and CEO of AXA
  • May 2000 - April 2010 Chairman of AXA Management Board
  • 1997 Chairman of The Equitable Companies (which later became AXA Financial)
  • 1996 Played an active role in preparing the Union des Paris (UAP) merger and the subsequent integration of the two groups
  • 1994 Assumed role of overseeing North American and UK operations for the AXA Group
  • 1993 Senior Executive Vice President for the AXA Group's asset management, financial and real-estate businesses
  • 1991 Appointed Corporate Secretary, in charge of legal aspects of reorganization and merger of Compagnie du Midi with and into the AXA Group
  • 1989 Joined AXA's Corporate Finance Division
  • 1986 Appointed to oversee foreign exchange markets and balance of payments for the French Treasury Department
  • 1984 Joined the French Treasury Department
  • 1980 - 1984 Responsible for auditing government agencies at the French Finance Ministry Inspection Office
  • 1980 Graduated from ENA (Ecole Nationale d'Administration)
  • 1976 Bachelor's degree in Law from HEC Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes)
  • Board member, HSBC Holdings plc.
  • Board member, AXA Assurances Vie Mutuelle
  • Board member, AXA Assurances IARD Mutuelle
  • Senior Advisor, Chairman, Europe General Atlantic
  • Board member, Association pour l'aide aux jeunes infirmes
  • Board member, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (FNSP), (FR)