Mattieu Rouot has been appointed as the new chief executive of Maxis Global Benefits Network, the employee benefits joint venture between MetLife and Axa.
This appointment comes after Mauro Dugulin announced he would be stepping down from the CEO role at the start of July.
Rouot has played a key role in the partnership since 2014, overseeing operations from the Axa side.
He was instrumental in creating the Maxis GBN joint venture in 2016 and has served on the supervisory board since its inception.
The board voted unanimously for him to take over as CEO.
Rouot says his focus will be on maintaining the ambitious growth trajectory of Maxis GBN, expanding its client base and the scope and scale of local network partners.
MetLife’s executive vice president of global employee benefits, James Reid, who also chairs Maxis GBN board of directors, said Dugulin had over seen a period of client growth and network expansion.
He added that Rouot’s “business acumen, diversified experience and strong technical and leadership skills would reinforce Maxis GBN’s position as a definitive market leader”.
Rouot says: “My focus will be to drive innovation and investment in new technologies and solutions for the benefit of our clients and network partners. We will continue to explore opportunities across both mature and emerging markets to deliver sustainable growth and greater value for our clients, networks partners and shareholders.”
The organisation has more than 50 captive clients in the employee benefits marketplace. It has also grown its health and wellness offering with the addition of new data analytics and services while building a reputation for its innovative use of new digital tools in client servicing.
Following the launch of the joint venture and the successful set up of the head office in London in 2016, the company now has well over 100 permanent employees spread across four continents.