Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Finance - SAFRAN
Supplier of systems and equipment for aerospace, defense and security
Born in 1954, Ross McInnes earned a degree from Oxford and also studied in France. He started his career in 1977 with the bank Kleinwort Benson in London, then in Rio de Janeiro. In 1980 he joined Continental Bank as Vice President in corporate finance, with assignments in Chicago and Paris.
In 1989, he became Chief Financial Officer of Ferruzzi Corporation of America, which owns Eridania Beghin-Say. He was named Chief Financial Officer of this company in 1991, and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1999. The following year Ross McInnes moved to Thomson-CSF (now Thales) as Senior Vice President and CFO, playing a major role in the company’s transformation. In 2005 he joined PPR as Senior Vice President for Finance and Strategy, before joining the Supervisory Board of Générale de Santé in 2006. On request from this board, he served as interim Chairman of the company’s Management Board from March to June 2007. From then until this latest appointment, Ross McInnes was Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital Europe, a company specialized in infrastructure investments.
In March 2009, Ross McInnes joined Safran as special Advisor to the Chairman of the Executive Board, before becoming Executive Vice-President, Economic and Financial Affairs in June of that year. On April 21, 2011, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Finance.
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