About Gordon Watson

CEO at AXA Asia & Africa for both life and general insurance covering key countries including Japan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. Member of the AXA Group Management Committee. Prior to joining AXA, was the Regional Chief Executive responsible for AIA Group's operations in Hong Kong & Macau, Australia, The Philippines, Vietnam and New Zealand as well as Corporate Solutions, Healthcare, Partnership and AIA Vitality businesses. Have held various global and country leadership positions in New York, London, Africa, the Middle East, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong at AIG/AIA. Was the Regional President for AIG Life Companies in Japan & Korea and then Global Executive Vice Chairman for ALICO responsible for the Japan business and also overseeing the remaining 50 countries for strategy, distribution, corporate solutions, product and marketing. Passionate about art, photography, golf and making a difference.

When Business Sense Equals Common Sense

By |2021-04-29T12:28:29+08:00April 28th, 2021|

CEO of AXA in Asia & Africa, Gordon Watson explains how he came to embrace Shared Value, a global movement which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and became the Founding Chair of Shared Value Project Hong Kong, now renamed Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong.

Coronavirus should drive businesses to unleash the full value of women’s talent

By |2020-11-17T12:18:37+08:00May 27th, 2020|

Covid-19's relentless exposure of inequality provides us with a unique and unprecedented opportunity. The pandemic is driving awareness around the broader issues faced by women in society. Companies need to understand women are a key nexus in how value is shared and created between a company and the local community. Basic steps they can take is by demonstrating Creating Shared Value (CSV) and highlight inclusivity in how we measure, support and produce social value to ensure gender parity in pay or increase the number of women in leadership.

Gordon Watson: Celebrating Two Years of Accelerated Progress

By |2020-11-17T12:28:11+08:00September 20th, 2019|

Global challenges are more apparent than ever. In an increasingly volatile, complex and uncertain environment it requires resilience for businesses to survive, let alone thrive. From every crisis, opportunities arise to innovate and a shared value culture opens up strategic possibilities and will differentiate an organization whilst simultaneously driving the next wave of innovation, productivity and economic growth.

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