Last updated: 22:44 / Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Effective November 1

Patrick Dixneuf to Become Aviva's New CEO in France

Patrick Dixneuf to Become Aviva's New CEO in France
  • He will succeed Nicolas Schimel
  • He joined Aviva in January 2011
  • Aviva Investors has over £319 billion in AUM

Patrick Dixneuf has been appointed as CEO of Aviva France, effective from 1 November 2016. Patrick Dixneuf will succeed Nicolas Schimel who, after four years as the CEO of Aviva France, will leave the organisation at the end of October.

David McMillan, CEO Aviva Europe and chairman of the Board of Directors of Aviva France, said: “I am delighted to welcome Patrick to Aviva France. Patrick has a clear mandate to set in motion the strategic ambitions of Aviva France, as well as to accelerate the transformation of the business. Patrick brings a wealth of international experience across several European countries, as well as a strong finance and operational background.”

Patrick Dixneuf said: “I’m proud to join Aviva France, a key business and strong contributor to the Aviva Group. I’m confident that, in collaboration with our employees, partners and distributors, we will be able to delight our customers both in a traditional and digital environment.”

Patrick joined Aviva in January 2011 as chief operations officer for Aviva Europe and member of the European Executive Committee. He has held a number of roles across the organisation, most recently finance design, innovation and change director at Aviva Group. Previously, he was CEO of Aviva Italy between 2012 and 2016, leading the turnaround and transformation of the business, bringing it back to growth. Prior to joining Aviva, he held a number of executive roles at Allianz and Paribas before it merged with BNP. He started his career at Alcatel in 1986.

Aviva’s asset management business, Aviva Investors, provides asset management services to both Aviva and external clients, and currently manages over £319 billion in assets.