Nick Lane is President of Equitable, leading the company’s Retirement, Wealth Management and Protection Solution businesses and its Marketing and Digital functions. He is a member of the Equitable Holdings (NYSE: EQH) Management Committee.
Mr. Lane has held many leadership roles in his nearly 15-year career with the company. Most recently, he served as CEO and President of AXA Japan1, where he was responsible for a $5.4 billion annual revenue business and led a team of 9,000 employees and distributors.
Prior to this, he was Senior Executive Director at Equitable with responsibility across the firm’s commercial divisions. Among his key accomplishments are enhancing the business through product diversification and expanding the firm’s distribution channels through alliances with property and casualty carriers. He also launched fee-based versions of the company’s flagship variable annuity products to meet evolving financial advisor and customer needs.
Mr. Lane also ran global strategy for AXA Group, where he led development and oversight of the company’s five-year strategic plan and M&A portfolio screenings across 60 countries. In addition, he oversaw AXA Group’s asset management business.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Lane was a leader in the sales and marketing practice of the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Lane currently serves on the Board of Directors for AllianceBernstein and has previously served on the boards of AXA Investment Managers, AXA Private Equity and AXA Real Estate Management. He has held leadership roles with key professional organizations, including Chairman of the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) and Director at the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA).
Before joining the private sector, Mr. Lane served in the United States Marine Corps, earning the rank of Captain. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.