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Garance Wattez-Richard

2016, Founder, CEO AXA Emerging Customers, a business whose objective is to protect the middle class and close the insurance gap across emerging markets. Member, Board of Directors, Bharti-AXA Life Insurance and Bharti-AXA General Insurance. 2005, joined AXA; previous roles include Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, AXA Investment Managers; Global Head, Investment Research Marketing and Brand, AXA IM; 2012, Head, External Communications, AXA Group, spearheaded the SheForShield report with the IFC-World Bank, the first report ever published on the opportunity for the insurance industry brought about by the silent gender revolution. The report also highlights the opportunity for the insurance industry to better target women as clients and hire them as distributors. Subsequently led AXA’s management committee to put the women's segment on the strategic map of AXA. Formerly with: European Commission, Brussels; Office of the Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London; London Economics; Arthur D. Little. 1999, co-founded WorldTalk to enable low-income communities to improve their living conditions through better access to information, audio-based information and messaging services delivered in local languages and over existing telephone networks. Graduate, Université Paris IX Dauphine, London School of Economics, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po); MBA, INSEAD.

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