Caroline Portel

Global Chief Operating Officer

About Caroline

Caroline Portel is Global Chief Operating Officer (GCOO) since 1 July 2023. Based in Paris, she is also a member of the AXA IM's Management Board.

Reporting to Marco Morelli, Executive Chairman of AXA IM, Caroline is overseeing Technology, Operations, Data Management, Project Management, Security Procurement, Facilities and Innovation.

Caroline Portel has been Programme Director at AXA IM since 2022 and was responsible for the integration of the AXA IM Prime and AXA IM Architas business units.

Having initially joined AXA in 1999, Caroline held senior roles in multiple functions ranging from investor relations to consolidation and reporting in various AXA entities and countries. Most recently, she was CFO at AXA Global Life, the life reinsurance subsidiary of AXA from 2014 to 2018, and then became CFO of Architas Group and CEO of Architas France until 2019. She was then appointed CFO and deputy CEO at AXA Global Re, the Group’s internal reinsurer, until 2022.

Caroline graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electronique in Grenoble (ENSERG) with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA in Corporate Finance and Accounting from the University of Rochester in the US.