Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Stéphane Lefebvre was named CAE’s Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in May 2011 with global responsibility for the company’s finance and information technology activities. CAE is a public company listed on both the New York and the Toronto stock exchanges.
Mr. Lefebvre oversees the financial operations of CAE’s 100 sites and training locations in more than 20 countries as well as the consolidation of its financial statements and all financing activities.
Mr. Lefebvre began his career at CAE in 1997 as a manager in structured finance and became a director in 2000. Since that time, he has held a number of senior positions with increasing responsibility in the U.K., Australia and Canada. In 2005, he was appointed Vice-President, Finance with responsibility for CAE’s Military segments and its Civil Simulation Products segment. In 2009, Mr. Lefebvre’s mandate further expanded to include heading finance for CAE’s New Core Markets of Healthcare and Mining. In 2010, he gained operational experience as acting general manager of CAE Australia, where his leadership resulted in a number of operational improvements and the securing of key contracts in both civil and military markets.
In 2007, Mr. Lefebvre joined the board of Rotorsim, a consortium held by CAE and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company. Since 2008, he has been a member of the board of the Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation (HATSOFF), a joint venture of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) of India and CAE.
Mr. Lefebvre has more than twenty years accounting and finance experience. Prior to CAE he practiced audit and financial advisory services with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), including business valuations and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Lefebvre has been a Chartered Accountant since 1992 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from HEC Montréal where he was a visiting lecturer.