October 17, 2012

New York-based AXA Equitable has named David Kahal SVP of life distribution management.

He is responsible for growing AXA Equitable's proprietary life insurance products in the company's retail channel and to third-party distributors, as well as developing distribution methods to new market segments.

"Life insurance is a key driver in AXA Equitable's strategic plan to expand into new markets," said David O'Leary, executive vice president and head of Financial Protection at AXA Equitable, in a statement. "Dave's deep understanding of and proven success in retail and wholesale distribution make him an excellent choice for this leadership role."

Prior to his new position, Kahal held several leadership positions at AXA, including most recenlty divisional president of the national division and national sales manager. He has also worked at the company that is now Crump.

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