Kevin Kennedy

Managing Director, Head of Individual Annuity
AXA Financial

Leading a dignified life after retirement is top of mind for Kennedy, a 14-year veteran of AXA Financial who rose to become head of Individual Annuity from a starting position as divisional sales manager at AXA Distributors, the French insurance firm’s wholesale distributor of annuity products. Since people are living longer than ever before, the Penn State business-school graduate has strived to implement product design, pricing, business strategy and distribution for the company’s individual retirement products into multiple channels, a task unto which the New York–based managing director eased smoothly following a stint in Paris as AXA’s chief distribution officer. While in France, he was instrumental in integrating the company’s distribution arm and in carving a path of variable annuities within several European markets. “Kevin’s proven track record of success along with his deep knowledge of our business, clients and partners position him well for success leading this important business,” said Brian Winikoff, the head of AXA’s U.S. Life, Retirement and Wealth Management division following Kennedy’s promotion as head of Individual Annuity in early 2017. “I look forward to continuing to work with Kevin in his new role.”