Christian Thimann

Christian Thimann is AXA’s Head of Regulation, Sustainability & Insurance Foresight, overseeing the group’s regulatory and public affairs positioning, its engagement on corporate responsibility and sustainability, and its work on foresight as well as the AXA Research Fund. From 2014-16 he was overseeing the Group’s strategy function. He is also Vice-Chair of the FSB’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, Co-Chair of the UNEP Finance Initiative Global Steering Committee (UNEP FI) and Member of the OECD Advisory Board. He has been recently appointed Chairman of the High-level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. Moreover, he is a professor at the Paris School of Economics, and a member of the French Prime Minister’s Council of Economic Advisors. Mr. Thimann was previously Director-General and Adviser to the President at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. Before joining the ECB, Mr. Thimann worked for the IMF. Mr. Thimann holds a Ph.D. in economics from Munich University and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. He has written extensively on insurance, international finance and European integration.