Published on : Monday, July 5, 2021
Brian West has been appointed as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Boeing, effective August 27, 2021. In this role, West will lead all aspects of financial strategy, performance, reporting and long-range business planning, as well as investor relations, treasury, controller and audit operations.
He will also oversee business transformation efforts and will have executive responsibility for the global financing arm, Boeing Capital Corporation. He will report to Boeing Chief Executive David Calhoun, and will serve on the executive council. West succeeds Greg Smith at Boeing Co, who retires this month.
West joins Boeing following a successful and diverse career in senior financial and operational roles spanning several industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, infrastructure, healthcare, global information services financial and risk management. He served as the CFO at Refinitiv since 2018, and was previously CFO and Executive Vice President of Operations for Oscar Health Insurance.
He also served as CFO and COO at Nielsen, apart from serving as the CFO at GE Aviation and GE Engine Services. West holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Siena College and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Columbia Business School.