Exec previously led the P&C business innovation center for AXA Next
By Kenneth Araullo
AXA XL named Dan Bendavid as global leader for innovation, as part of the operations and technology team. In this new role, Bendavid will lead the division for innovation strategy and manage a global team of experts to lead the implementation of new initiatives, together with other companies and collaborators.
Bendavid comes from parent company AXA, where he worked on strategic initiatives such as the group’s digital strategy for operations and services. In his first role, he also managed programs in Spain and Italy before leading general insurance claims operations in seven countries across Asia Pacific. After that, he joined AXA Next, where he led the P&C business innovation center. Before AXA, he was a senior engagement manager at McKinsey in Paris.
According to his LinkedIn, Bendavid has a master’s degree in management information systems, finance and marketing from CentraleSupélec in France.
AXA XL’s chief innovation, data and analytics officer Ashok Krishnan said Bendavid’s previous experience at AXA and the work he has done at AXA Next have positioned him well in this new role.
“The insurance industry is going through a lot of change, and so are our clients’ businesses. We understand the opportunities that technology and innovation have for (re)insurers willing to push the boundaries, and we’re investing in our team to make that happen. Dan and his team will work across the organization, leveraging our collective expertise to deliver innovative solutions that will deliver value for our clients and brokers,” said Krishnan.
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