Resolute Forest Products appoints new CFO

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Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced that Sylvain A. Girard will join the company and be appointed as senior vice president and CFO as of March 2, 2021. His term will begin the day after Remi G. Lalonde, currently Resolute's senior vice president and CFO, assumes the position of president and CEO. Mr. Girard will report to Mr. Lalonde. 


With over 25 years of global financial and leadership experience, including nearly 20 years tenure in different CFO roles, Mr. Girard is a seasoned finance professional with extensive global experience. He has a proven record of delivering results and leading bold transformations.


Mr. Girard most recently served as executive vice president and CFO of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Previously, he held senior executive positions in finance with SNC-Lavalin, following 22 years with General Electric Company, where he held a number of positions of increasing scope and responsibilities, including 14 years as CFO in the financial and healthcare sectors of GE in Europe as well as five years with GE's internal audit team, performing financial and process audits across the company.