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Transat appoints Jean-François Pruneau as chief financial officer

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  •   12-12-2023  8:41 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Transat appoints Jean-François Pruneau as chief financial officer
Jean-François Pruneau is now Transat A.T.'s chief financial officer. (Supplied)
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Transat A.T has named Jean-François Pruneau as its new chief financial officer. He will take office on January 9, 2024, according to a news release. 

"I am pleased to welcome Jean-François, who will endorse a pivotal role in the transformation of the Company," said Annick Guérard, president and CEO of Transat, in a statement. "His business acumen, highly-respected track record and vast experience orchestrating successful financing strategies and leading the financial management of flagship companies will make him a valuable asset as we progress through our strategic plan."

Pruneau said he is "thrilled to join Transat at a turning point of its growth trajectory" and is "eager to contribute my knowledge and executive experience to help the Company forge a promising future and reach its full potential." 

"I can't wait to be a part of the journey," he said. 

Pruneau has more than 25 years of experience in executive roles at major Quebec and Canadian companies. He most recently served as executive vice-president and chief financial officer for Starpax Biopharma.

Throughout his career, he held various roles in finance at Canadian National Railway, BCE Media and Quebecor, where he spent close to 17 years and progressed to senior vice-president and chief financial officer, before joining Videotron as president and chief executive officer. He also spent close to a decade as a lecturer at HEC Montreal.

Pruneau holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Finance from HEC Montréal and obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2000. 

Since 2012, he serves as Chairman of the Board and member of the Executive Committee of the Fondation sablon charity. 

His honours and distinctions include the award "Financial Executive of a Large Corporation" granted in 2015 by the Québec section of Financial Executives International Canada.


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