Lucy Pilko takes the reins as AXA XL’s new CEO of insurance in the Americas


AXA XL has named Lucy Pilko as the Chief Executive Officer for the company’s insurance operations in the Americas. 

AXA XL operates as a major player in the insurance sector, offering a wide range of insurance products and services. Its operations in the Americas cover the U.S., Canada, and Bermuda, and span a comprehensive array of sectors, including commercial and personal lines, brokerage, individual and group life, and reinsurance.

Lucy Pilko brings with her an extensive experience of over 20 years in insurance industry consulting. She will lead AXA XL’s insurance business in the Americas, taking charge of the U.S., Canada, and Bermuda operations. Pilko previously served as the Managing Director and Senior Partner for Boston Consulting Group (BCG), leading its North American Insurance practice.

Before her latest role, Pilko held a specific focus on operational models and digital transformation at BCG. She also participated in BCG’s large-scale transformation and people and organisation practices, adding a rich blend of experience to her profile.

Lucy Pilko will be succeeding Joseph Tocco, who has decided to retire after a distinguished career of over 12 years with the company. Tocco will continue to serve as a special advisor throughout the year 2023.

AXA XL CEO Scott Gunter said, “Given her decades of insurance industry consulting experience, Lucy brings a unique cross-industry perspective. Together with the Americas leadership team and our deep bench of underwriting, risk consulting and claims expertise, Lucy’s experience will be valuable as we push forward on our strategy, building our recognition and positioning AXA XL for further growth across the Americas.”

“Lucy joins a very strong and determined team, thanks to Joe Tocco. Because of his leadership, our Americas region is well positioned for future success. All of us at AXA XL wish Joe a happy retirement and thank him for his commitment to serving our brokers and clients and his years of dedication in helping build our Americas operation to what it is today,” Gunter concluded.

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