AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company appoints Jeffrey J. Hurd as Chief Operating Officer

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Gina Tyler
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November 17, 2017

NEW YORK – AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company ("AXA Equitable"), a leading financial protection company, announced today that Jeffrey J. Hurd has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective April 2, 2018.

Hurd will join both the AXA Equitable and AXA Equitable Holdings Executive Committees, reporting to AXA Equitable CEO Mark Pearson. Reporting to Hurd will be Chief Human Resources Officer Marine de Boucaud, Chief Information Officer Mike Healy and Chief Transformation Officer Adrienne Johnson. The Transformation Office encompasses Operations, Data and Analytics, Procurement, Real Estate and oversight of Strategic Taskforces. Hurd will also have responsibility for a reorganized Corporate Communications organization.

"Jeff brings extensive experience from his impressive track record of over 24 years across insurance and asset management and in leading teams to successfully execute significant change programs," said Pearson. "I am delighted to have such a well-respected leader join the team at this important time for the organization as we prepare for our listing."

Hurd joins AXA Equitable from American International Group, Inc. (AIG), where he most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Hurd joined AIG in 1998, and served in various leadership positions throughout his nearly 20 years at the company, including AIG deputy general counsel, senior vice president and AIG chief administrative officer, head of asset management restructuring and executive vice president and chief human resources officer. Hurd also served as a member of various enterprise governance committees and subsidiary boards, including the post-IPO board of AIA Group Ltd., a top insurance company in Southeast Asia.

Hurd began his career as an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in 1993, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, strategic investments and joint ventures. In this role, he spent one year in Tokyo with leading Japanese law firm Mori Sogo.

Hurd received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 1993; his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Union College in 1989; and studied political science in German language at the Freie Universitӓt in Berlin, Germany, 1987-1988.

"I’m excited to join AXA Equitable and work closely with Mark and the teams as the company embarks on an exciting new year in 2018," Hurd said. "I admire the company’s long, deep-rooted history and commitment to its clients. The employees’ and AXA Advisors financial professionals’ dedication to providing superior service and helping clients live better lives is unmatched." 

About AXA

"AXA" is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC.

AXA S.A. (also referred to as "AXA Group") is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 107 million clients in 64 countries as of Dec. 31, 2016. AXA S.A. has been ranked the No. 1 insurance brand in the world by Interbrand for nine consecutive years as of Sept. 25, 2017.

The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company of America are backed solely by their claims-paying ability. Find AXA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information, visit

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