CFM International has named Sébastien Imbourg as Executive Vice President, replacing François Bastin who has been appointed Executive Vice President-Commercial Engine Programs for Safran Aircraft Engines (SAE).
Along with his counterpart at GE, Allen Paxson, he will also serve as the primary interface between the two companies. Within SAE, Imbourg is General Manager - CFM Project Department.
Imbourg began his career at Snecma, now SAE, in 1998 as part of the commercial turbine design team in the engineering division. In 2007 he was named Chief Engineer for that program. In early 2011, he was named head of Snecma’s Continuous Improvement department, before returning to the engineering division as head of the design office.
Since 2015, and until this latest appointment, Imbourg was LEAP Program Director within Safran Aircraft Engines’ commercial engine division.