NEW YORK, May 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Irina Buchmann brings extensive financial services experience to this new role.  A veteran of AXA Group, she has been an important contributor in Strategy, Finance and Risk Management. She has a strong international background, having held leadership positions in operational companies in several European countries as well as in the corporate headquarters of the AXA Group.

Since May 2017, Irina Buchmann has supported the IPO of AXA Equitable Holdings where she is responsible for coordinating the French and US based teams.

Kai Kuklinski, Global CEO of AXA ART expressed his pleasure in welcoming Irina to the AXA ART team. "We are fortunate to welcome this specialist of high caliber to AXA ART's global operations and look forward to the results of her contributions," he said.

Irina Buchmann joined AXA Group in 2002. From 2002 to 2010, she supported AXA’s key strategic initiatives in Germany, Belgium and Paris including the acquisition and integration of the Winterthur Group. Irina Buchmann held several board positions across Europe with AXA Bank Europe S.A and its affiliates.

Irina Buchmann studied in Germany, Argentina and Sweden and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the European Business School. She is a native speaker of Spanish, German and English, and is fluent in French.

About AXA ART

AXA ART operates in more than 20 countries across the Americas, Middle East, Asia and Europe. AXA ART is a global leader in specialized insurance for artworks and collectables. AXA ART’s reputation and expertise is founded on over 50 years of experience in the field of insurance. The company AXA ART belongs to AXA S.A., one of the world’s largest insurance and financial services groups.

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Roz Joseph 
Public Relation, The Americas 
AXA ART Americas Corporation 
Telephone: +1 718 710 5181
E-mail: rjoseph@axa-art-use.com

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