Dan Bendavid
9 May 2023Analysis

AXA XL appoints new innovation head

AXA XL has announced it has appointed Dan Bendavid as global lead – innovation, within its Operations & Technology team.

According to the company Bendavid will drive AXA XL’s innovation strategy and manage a global team of innovation experts to lead the implementation of focused initiatives, in collaboration with external partners.

“The insurance industry is undergoing a tremendous amount of change, and so are our clients’ businesses,” said Ashok Krishnan, chief innovation, data and analytics officer at AXA XL. “We understand the opportunities that technology and innovation present for re/insurers that are prepared to push the boundaries, and we are investing in our team to do just that. Dan and his team will work across the organisation, harnessing our collective expertise to deliver new solutions that deliver value for our clients and brokers.”

He added: “I am delighted that Dan has joined the team. His previous experience with AXA and the work he has done at AXA Next position him ideally for this role and I cannot wait to see what the team will achieve under his leadership.”

Bendavid joined from AXA where he worked on several strategic initiatives, including the definition of AXA’s group digital strategy for operations & services. He managed programs in Spain and Italy before leading general insurance claims operations across 7 countries in Asia-Pacific. He then joined AXA Next where he led the P&C business innovation centre. Prior to joining AXA, Bendavid was a senior engagement manager at McKinsey in Paris.