CFM International has named Sébastien Imbourg as EVP, replacing François Bastin who has been appointed EVP-commercial engine programs for Safran Aircraft Engines (SAE).

According to CFM, Imbourg will be responsible for overseeing programs carried out by the CFM joint venture.  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.  From 2007 to 2010, he served as 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.

From 2015 until this latest appointment, Imbourg was LEAP program director within Safran Aircraft Engines’ commercial engine division.

Linda Blachly