Mark Pearson was elected a Director of the General Partner in February 2011, and has served on the Board of Directors of AB since 2011. In February 2011, he succeeded Christopher M. Condron as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of AXA Financial and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AXA Equitable. Pearson joined AXA in 1995, when the company acquired National Mutual Funds Management Ltd. (presently AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd.). He was appointed Regional Chief Executive of AXA Asia Life in 2001 and was named President and Chief Executive Officer of AXA Japan Holding Co., Ltd., and AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd., in 2008. Pearson became a member of AXA’s Executive Committee in 2008 and a member of its Management Committee in 2011. Prior to joining AXA, Pearson spent approximately 20 years in the insurance sector, holding several senior management positions at National Mutual and Friends Provident.