Before joining the French bank, he headed up the actuarial team pricing financial contracts at Zurich Insurance in Switzerland.
Azzopardi is also chairman of the risk-linked securities committee at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, which focuses on the development of markets in insurance risk.
BNP Paribas would not comment on a possible replacement for him. A spokesman for AllianceBernstein said it did not comment publicly on employee matters.
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