Sophie Massol is currently the head of group accounting policies of AXA where she has worked since 1991. Previously, as group financial controller, she was involved in a large array of accounting and financial areas such as management control, financial reporting, US GAAP and IFRS both on insurance and non-insurance topics and projects. Before joining AXA, Sophie began her career at Deloitte in Paris, where she was part of the audit services practices. Sophie qualified as a French chartered accountant and graduated from Paris IX Dauphine University in accounting and financial techniques in 1987. Since February 2016, she has been the chairman of the IFRS insurance contracts working group for the ANC (Autorité des Normes Comptables, the French National Standard Setter). Sophie is also actively involved in a number of French, European and global industry bodies.