Francois Forge

Francois Forge

Managing Director, Neurochain Asia

Francois is the Managing Director of Neurochain Asia and have a strong background in Strategy, Digital Innovation, FinTech, and Emerging Markets within the Insurance industry.

Francois is responsible for developing the strategy consulting offer within the Southeast Asia region and supporting the Neurochain’s platform adoption. He is also charge of developing advanced blockchain use cases for insurance and disruptive business models to address the promising segment of the emerging middle class.

Before joining Neurochain, Francois has been in charge since 2011 of building the AXA’s global ambition and strategy to address the untapped emerging middle class in the high growth markets. Which includes a dedicated product and alternative distribution strategy. Relocated in Hong Kong in 2014, he has coordinated the implementation of this approach across the AXA local business units (India, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia) and developed alternative distribution partnerships especially with Telcos and Digital players.

Before taking up this challenge, Francois pioneered digital mobile applications Apps within the AXA Group from 2009 and was closely involved in the AXA innovation community especially around Insurtech and Blockchain.

He started his career in 2000 as a business consultant for IBM within the Financial Services department. Francois is completing an Executive MBA from both Kellogg School of Management and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.