Xavier G.

Talent & Employee Experience | HR, Legal & Compliance

English, French

HR executive with international experience, diverse background, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to partner with senior business executives, building trustworthy relationships in a colla...see more

  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance
  • Staffing & Recruitment


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Global Head of Talent & Employee Experience

AXA XL, a division of AXA
3 years
Current position
Aug 2019 - Present
Leading Talent Acquisition, Talent Managent, Learning, Inclusion & Diversity and Culture for AXA XL globally (9,700 employees in 23 countries).

Group Simplification Program @ AXA

2 years
Mar 2017 - Jul 2019
Lead the Group Simplification Program, a major transformation program to redesign and restructure the corporate centre of AXA in France, Spain and Asia, which aims at empowering local ...see more

Global Head of Learning ad interim @ AXA

4 months
Oct 2016 - Feb 2017
- Managed ad interim the Global Learning function and AXA University team - Initiated major and transformational learning projects (AXA-Coursera partnership, major Global Leadership p...see more

Head of HR, Legal and Compliance, ExCom Member of AXA Luxembourg & AXA Wealth Europe

3 years
Jul 2013 - Oct 2016
- Managed a department of 21 people (1 officer, 5 managers or experts and 15 staff) - Defined and executed the strategies for HR (incl. facilities), guaranteed legal soundness of AXA ...see more

Senior HR Business Partner @ AXA US

1 year
Dec 2011 - Jun 2013
- Acted as a strategic partner to the finance organization in the delivery of the shared objectives of the company - Built up trustworthy relationships with managers and staff in a co...see more

Chief of Staff to the AXA Group Head of HR

2 years
May 2010 - Nov 2011
- Planned, prepared and followed up on key recurrent meetings and events led by Group HRD - Link and/or buffer between the Group HRD and his key stakeholders - Follow-up and coordina...see more

Chief Operating Officer of the AXA Research Fund

2 years
Oct 2008 - May 2010
- Managed a team of 3 staff - In charge of the applications’ assessment process (about 500 applications per year) - Annual budget planning and follow-up, reporting to the Group CEO a...see more

Financial Controller & PMO @ AXA University

3 years
Feb 2006 - Sep 2008
PMO (August 2007 - October 2008) : - Coordination of a feasibility study for a the set-up of an AXA University Campus in Singapore, presented to the Management Board - Advisor to the ...see more

Trilingual client manager at DVSE

6 months
May 2005 - Nov 2005
Claims management for and assistance to international customers (Renault Eurodrive program)

Several assignments (short term contracts)

Several assignments (short term contracts)
2 years
Feb 2003 - Apr 2005
- Gaz de France (Paris, France) : large clients management - FNAC St Lazare (Paris, France) : sales assistant, video department - Exacod (Paris and all over France) : Foreman - Sur ...see more

Project Manager

5 months
Aug 2002 - Jan 2003
Communication agency specialized on pharmaceutical companies

PR Assistant

CNES - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
7 months
Dec 2001 - Jul 2002
French space agency - Annual budget : € 1,800,000,000 - Implementation of the communication strategy in connection with the Directorate-General and the Presidency - Integration of eve...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Financial Services, Banking & Insurance
  • Staffing & Recruitment


  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Insurance
  • Talent Acquisition & Development
  • Employee Learning & Development
  • Strategic Partnership & Relations