Belgacom hires SFR’s Dufour as CFO

Sandrine Dufour

Sandrine Dufour

Belgacom has named SFR’s EVP, finance and strategy, Sandrine Dufour as its new chief financial officer, effective from April 1 next year.

Dufour will join the Belgian telco’s management committee at the start of next year ahead of taking up her role as CFO.

She replaces Ray Stewart, who is retiring after 17 years with the group.

“With Ray’s departure and Sandrine’s arrival, an important page of the management of our Group turns, our story unfolds and a new breeze will blow, but in a consistent way. As to ensure continuity and guarantee a smooth succession, the first months of 2015 will be dedicated to the hand-over of responsibilities, as to enable Sandrine to entirely take over the reins of Group Finance in April 2015,” said Belgacom CEO Dominique Leroy.

“Like Ray until now, Sandrine’s role will be of great significance for our long-term success: through leading, steering and organizing all activities within Group Finance, she will take up the responsibility to deliver correct consolidated financial accounts, optimally manage financial performance & flows, correct tax reporting and efficient internal services, sourcing & supplies. Through active participation in our Group decision making process as a member of the Management Committee, she will substantially contribute to the realisation of our strategy to safeguard our attractiveness to all major stakeholders. I look forward to leverage her experience, skills and strategic visions to further align all finance areas through our transformation process and the strategic repositioning of our mark.”