Bertrand Poupart-Lafarge is leaving to become chief financial officer of AXA France

Amelie Breitburd has been appointed chief financial officer of AXA UK and Ireland.

Breitburd replaces the outgoing Bertrand Poupart-Lafarge, who is taking up the role of chief financial officer role at AXA France.

Breitburd, who has been at AXA for the past 14 years, officially takes up the post on 1 January 2019. She was most recently chief financial officer of AXA Asia and has held several senior roles at AXA Group in Paris, as well as serving at KPMG and Allianz.

Poupart-Lafarge joined AXA UK and Ireland in September 2012 after working for AXA US as chief investment officer and treasurer and chief financial officer of AXA Canada. Poupart-Lafarge joined AXA in 2003 as chief information officer of AXA France.

As part of her new role, Breitburd also becomes the new executive sponsor for AXA UK and Ireland’s diversity and inclusion programme, a post previously held by Poupart-Lafarge for almost four years.

Claudio Gienal, chief executive of AXA UK & Ireland, said: “I am delighted that Amelie Breitburd is joining AXA UK and Ireland as our new CFO.

“Amelie has played an important role in the success of AXA Group in Paris and brings significant skill and experience to our management team.

“I would also like to thank Bertrand for his excellent work as both CFO and executive sponsor for diversity and inclusion.

“Everyone at AXA UK and Ireland wishes him the best of luck as he starts a new and exciting chapter as CFO of AXA France.”