AXA PH names new exec leaders

AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, is proud to welcome three new members to its dynamic executive leadership team: Gaël Lapie as Chief Finance Officer, Rose Musico as Chief of Commercial Business, and Fernando “Nandy” Villar as Chief Customer Officer.

“We’re very thrilled to have Gaël, Rose, and Nandy on board the AXA Philippines team. We hope that under their leadership, the company will continue to thrive and cement its position as one of the most established names in the insurance industry,” said Rahul Hora, AXA Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer.

Gaël Lapie as Chief Finance Officer

Lapie, a financial leader with over 18 years of senior management experience as chief and director of AXA SA and AXA France, has been named CFO of AXA Philippines. Lapie most recently served as the AXA Group Operations, Chief Financial Officer & Head Compliance for IT, Security, Procurement, Group Strategic Program CA, and AXA Business Services. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles in established financial and insurance firms.

Rose Musico as Chief of Commercial Business

Musico joins AXA Philippines as the newest Chief of Commercial Business. She has over 31 years of non-life insurance experience—16 years as a broker and 15 years as an insurer. As an in-house broker of three banks, she has handled bank clients across all divisions from head office to branches. As an insurer, she spent more than three years of her career as the Commercial Lines Head, handling underwriting head of five key lines: Property, Engineering, Liabilities, Financial Lines, and Cargo. Before joining AXA, she was the distribution head in another multi-national insurance company. She also became the president of an in-house broker of a bank earlier in his career.

Fernando “Nandy” Villar as Chief Customer Officer

Villar, who has over 20 years of leadership experience in marketing communications, advertising, and media, will take on the new role of AXA Philippines Chief Customer Officer. Before joining AXA, he worked at a leading media conglomerate in the Philippines. There, he served as the head of customer relationship management from 2012 to 2016 and then head of marketing from 2016 to 2020. In his eight-year stay with the company, he spearheaded their mobile division for three years. From 1992 to 2012, he was with a leading international ad agency where he became president from 2011 to 2012 after working there as managing director from 2006 to 2011 and the chief strategy officer from 2000 to 2006. He handled market leader and blue chip brands in various industries such as telecommunications, banking, food and beverages, personal care, fashion and retail, and pharmacy. He also served as the chairman of the 4A’s for two terms and vice chairman of the Ad Board.

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