Executive Team

Executive Team

Country Manager - US

Enrique Lamarca, Country Manager - US 

Enrique joined AXA in 2006 and has come to fill various positions.

Today, as CEO of our Americas Region, Enrique is responsible for 8 countries in North and Latin America. He has proven ability to drive revenue with new and existing value propositions. 

Insightful executive, both initiating and implementing Business Units in consolidated companies and also developing company changing projects.

International Medical Director

Cai Glushak, MD, FACEP, International Medical Director

Cai Glushak joined AXA Assistance USA in 1996 and has a long history of medical direction in the fields of international medicine and aeromedical services. Dr. Glushak oversees and ensures quality of medical staff and activities of physicians, nurses and other clinicians throughout all offices of AXA Assistance globally. He ensures application of the highest standards of medical care throughout the AXA Assistance network to support the emergency and planned medical needs of its international clientele. 

Before joining AXA Assistance, Dr. Glushak was the EMS Medical Director for the University of Chicago Hospitals for nearly two decades providing medical oversight for ambulance and transport services for the City of Chicago. He has additional expertise in the areas of evacuation and repatriation of acutely ill patients. He is currently on the Board of EURAMI, the European Aeromedical Institute which credentials air ambulance providers.

Dr. Glushak is a member of the National Transitions of Care Coalition and promotes the use of professional medical call centers to address the  medical needs of patients worldwide. Dr. Glushak is a Board Certified Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago with a medical degree from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Canada.

 

Chief Information & Transformation Officer

Aziz Ismail, Chief Information & Transformation Officer

Aziz Ismail comes to AXA Assistance USA with over 15 years of significant professional experience in planning, designing, leading and implementating a broad range of corporate growth and realignment initiatives at Corelinks Data Centers, a CPS corporation and Hu-Friedy Manufacturing. 

Mr. Ismail plays a key role in leading cross-functional teams to deliver results and help AXA Assistance achieve strategic objectives while ensuring customer satisfaction. 

Mr. Ismail holds a MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a BS in Information Management Systems. 

Chief Commercial Officer

Simon Jackson, Chief Commercial Officer

Simon Jackson comes to AXA Assistance USA with over 20 years of professional experience as a sales and client management leader with a deep knowledge across the spectrum of health and wellness benefits and programs. As the National Vice President (VP) of Sales for UnitedHealthCare Global (expat solutions), he managed a group of 10 sales VP’s located across the United States.  Mr. Jackson worked at UHC for the last 6 years under different sales roles and exceeded his sales targets for many years.

Prior to UHC, Mr. Jackson worked at BUPA International for 12 years as Head of Sales and Client Management and also at AXA PPP for 5 years.

Mr. Jackson leads and manages our Sales, Marketing, Product and Account Management teams and plays a key role in driving strategic growth initiatives. 

Chief Financial Officer

Klarita Selimaj, Chief Financial Officer 

Klarita joined AXA Partners USA in 2007 and is the executive team member with the longest tenure in the organization. In her career of almost 20 years in the Financial Services industry, Klarita has led successful financial teams in various countries of North America and Europe.

 

What makes Klarita unique is her ability to drive transformation and thrive within a fast-paced business environment. Klarita has consistently built strong relationships across the organization and with our clients. During her time with AXA, Klarita has strengthened our financial controls, refined our data analytics, and rigorously ensured that all statutory and corporate obligations are met. 

 

Klarita Selimaj is a visionary and inspirational leader; she executes her vision through rigorous strategy development and constant monitoring of day-to-day deliverables. Respected as a credible voice in decision making, finding strategic financing partners, and establishing governance boundaries, Klarita leads by example wherever she works. She is currently leading a major strategic shift for transforming AXA Assistance US finance organization from functional and traditional transactional focus; toward business partnership and helping the entire organization creating greater value.

General Secretary

BLESSY GEORGE, GENERAL SECRETARY

Blessy George joined AXA Assistance USA in 2011 and has over 21 years of experience in managing legal and compliance matters, particularly related to the insurance and assistance industries. Ms. George was the Chief Compliance Officer for AXA Assistance USA and its U.S. affiliates and subsidiaries for four years. In August  2015, Ms. George was promoted to General Counsel.

In her current role, Ms. George leads the legal, compliance and internal control functions for the organization. Her duties include corporate governance, contract negotiation and management, litigation, regulatory compliance and audit processes to ensure proper internal controls within the organization. Before joining AXA Assistance, Ms. George held various positions at CNA Insurance Companies and Marsh McLennan. Her areas of legal and compliance expertise include insurance regulatory matters including licensing management, privacy & data security, and consumer protection laws.   

Ms. George has a JD from Loyola University Chicago. She also holds a BS in Business Administration and a BA in English Literature from the University of Tennessee. 

Human Resources & IC Director

Jean-Baptiste Fillol - HR & Internal Communications Director

Jean-Baptiste Fillol joined the AXA Group in 2010. He has held several HR roles at the Headquarters in Paris and AXA MedLa Region in Spain.

In January 2017, he was appointed as HR and Internal Communications Director for AXA Partners Americas. Mr. Fillol took on the role of HR and Internal Communications Director for the U.S. in May 2019; he also continues to assume his role as Americas Regional HR & Communications Director.

Prior to AXA, Mr. Fillol started his professional career as a consultant on legal and public affairs for international organizations.

Mr. Fillol is a graduate in International Law and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse.