Sonya Branco was appointed Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at CAE in May 2016. She has global responsibility for the company’s finance activities. She oversees the financial operations of CAE’s 160 sites and training locations in more than 35 countries, as well as the financial reporting, treasury, global taxation, mergers & acquisitions and structured financing functions.
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 of CAE’s external financial information from subsidiaries and joint ventures globally. Over the past years, Ms. Branco’s role 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 and is a Gold Medalist of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec.