It's about 20 minutes' drive from Castries
to Rodney Bay, the island's only resort and the location of the best beach.
serves as vice-chairman and lead independent director of Nestle as well as a non-executive director of HSBC Group and of the French National Foundation for Political Sciences.
Thomas Buberl as Chief Executive Officer of AXA and a member of AXA's Board of Directors co-opted to replace Henri de Castries
We are confident that these new structures will prove decisive in identifying untapped opportunities to accelerate our digital transformation and ultimately better serve and protect our clients, de Castries
According to de Castries
, we are at a time where we are seeing a big economic and technological earthquake; where the proverbial plates of economy are colliding with the plates of technology.
Lucia played a major role internationally during World War II, in the use of Castries
as a coaling station, and in being, for centuries, the strategic West Indian colony which both the English and the French so wished to possess.
"As for the lines of business, motor is still the main contributor to our profits [and] all this allowed us to reinforce our leading non-life international insurer position across the GCC," said de Castries
"We aim to support the current business model here by leveraging AXA Group's strengths," said de Castries
during his one-day visit to the UAE.
said: "The region still records low insurance penetration levels, risk awareness of the population is increasing thus there are growing insurance needs to address.
was addressing a press conference at the French embassy in Riyadh.
More than a third of the island's 170,000 inhabitants - 67,000 in fact - live in and around its capital city of Castries
in the north, which also plays host to the majority of tourists with top-class hotels and tourist accommodation dotted along the east's golden sandy beaches.
ISTANBUL, May 25, 2011 (TUR) -- Henri de Castries
, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the Axa Group, said on Wednesday that Turkey was a promising market.