Country: Belgium
Net premiums written 1999: $1,202m (£845m)

Head office:
Avenue de la Toison d'Or 87
1060 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 542 2111

Year established: Origins back to 1816
Parent: Axa

Chief officer: Alfred Boukaert, CEO
Biography: Boukaert was general manager in charge of European Operations at the Crédit Lyonnais in Paris since 1994. He joined the Group in June 1999 as associate director of Axa Royale Belge.

He started his career in 1968 as broker at the London firm of J.M Finn & Co. After completing his military duty, he entered the audit firm of Arthur Andersen & Co in Brussels as junior consultant in 1971. Since 1972 he has successively filled the following positions :

  • Director of Chase Commercial Bank in Antwerp
  • Managing director of The Chase Manhattan
    Bank in Copenhagen (1984-1986)
  • Managing director and regional director of
    Chase Belgium (1986-1989). In 1989 Chase
    Belgium was merged into the Crédit Lyonnais
  • Managing director and regional director of the
    Crédit Lyonnais Belge (1989-1994)