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Doina Palici-CHEHAB
Chief Executive Officer
AXA Insurance Pte Ltd

Mrs Doina Palici-Chehab joined AXA Singapore General Insurance as Chief Executive Officer on 1st April 2013. She was subsequently appointed Chief Executive of AXA Singapore Life Insurance in addition to her General Insurance role in July 2016, and today leads the composite entity AXA Insurance Pte ltd.

Mrs Palici-Chehab is also Country CEO for Singapore, leading the Singapore Country Executive Committee to drive synergies and collaboration across all AXA entities in Singapore.

Mrs  Palici-Chehab has been with the AXA Group for more than 26 years, with over thirty years of experience in insurance and reinsurance.  Prior to her appointment in Singapore, Mrs Palici-Chehab served as Chief Executive Officer of AXA Business Services in Bangalore (India) from 2010, Head of Group Reinsurance in AXA Global P&C (Paris, 2000), and Reinsurance Director in AXA Germany (1990 to 2000).

Mrs Palici-Chehab has demonstrated outstanding business acumen and strong leadership across geographies, paired with great people development. She helped build a complete new reinsurance retention and transformation model for the entire AXA Group back in the early 2000s, and enhanced the operational excellence through the offshoring center in India during her time as CEO of AXA Business Services.  In 2012 and 2016, she was elected for consecutive terms as the employee shareholder reprensentative to the AXA Board of Directors.

Her commitment to contributing to the industry and business community has also led to her election as President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (2015-2017), and being part of the General Insurance Association of Singapore Management Committee (since 2015) and Singapore Management University Lee Kong Chian School of Business Advisory Board (since 2015).  In addition, she has been a part of the Life Insurance Association, Singapore's Management Committee and the Board of Governors for the Singapore College of Insurance.

Prior to joining AXA Group, Mrs Palici-Chehab was a teacher for Foreign Languages in Romania from 1980 to 1983, and Subject Matter Expert in AGF in Cologne from 1983 to 1990.  Mrs Palici-Chehab holds the Magister Artium from the University of Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of Philology, and a Degree in Insurance Management (Versicherungsbetriebswirt (DVA)) from the Deutsche Versicherungsakademie, Munich, Germany.

Mrs Palici-Chehab is married, and enjoys reading, travelling and golf.

Last updated on 23 May 2017 .