As part of the CFM Executive Team, Mr. Imbourg is 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 Safran Aircraft Engines, Mr. Imbourg is general manager of the CFM project department.
Mr. Imbourg began his career at Snecma, now Safran Aircraft Engines (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 the PowerJet SaM146 engine, where he led the certification efforts for that program. In early 2011, he was named head Snecma’s Continuous Improvement department, before returning to the Engineering division as head of the design office.
From 2015 until this latest appointment, Mr. Imbourg was LEAP Program director within Safran Aircraft Engines’ Commercial Engine division.
Mr. Imbourg is a graduate of the National Institute of Applied Science (INSA) in Lyon and holds a Diploma of Profound Studies post-graduate degree in mechanical engineering.