AXA names external director and chairman in Japan

AXA IM has appointed Masanori Tanabe as external director and chairman in Japan.

Tanabe joined AXA IM at the beginning of 2016. He held executive roles at the Bank of Japan where he worked from 1975 to 2005 before becoming governor of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan.

He has also held non-executive directorships at the Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation of Japan, and since 2015, was director and chairman of AXA Life Japan and Axa General Insurance Japan.

AXA IM managed approximately €669bn in assets under management as of end September 2015.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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