• Sonya Branco

  • Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

    Sonya Branco has been appointed Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in May 2016. She has global responsibility for the company's finance and information technology activities. She oversees the financial operations of CAE's 160 sites and training locations in more than 35 countries as well as the consolidation of its financial statements and all financing activities.

    Sonya Branco has more than fifteen years' experience as a financial officer. She joined CAE in 2008 and was appointed to the role of CAE's Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2011. Her diverse background includes valuable experience in public accounting and financial reporting, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions.

    In her capacity as Corporate Controller, she oversaw all the external financial information from more than 160 subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 35 countries. Over the past four years, Ms. Branco's role has expanded from the financial reporting Controller role to a broader strategic and operational scope in the organization.

    Prior to joining CAE, Ms. Branco worked at BCE in Mergers & Acquisitions and at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she practiced in Audit and Advisory services. She is a certified professional accountant and she holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Ms. Branco has received numerous awards including an Aces of Finance 2016 award in the category Emerging financial executive. She is also a Gold Medalist of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec.