Boeing names new CFO

By Marjorie Censer / July 1, 2021 at 10:04 AM

Boeing said today it has named Brian West chief financial officer, effective Aug. 27.

"In this role, West will lead all aspects of Boeing's financial strategy, performance, reporting and long-range business planning, as well as investor relations, treasury, controller, and audit operations," the company said. "West will also oversee the company's business transformation efforts and will have executive responsibility for the company's global financing arm, Boeing Capital Corporation."

West most recently was CFO of Refinitiv and previously served as CFO for Oscar Health Insurance and Nielsen. He spent 16 years at General Electric, where he was CFO of GE Aviation and GE Engine Services.

West succeeds Greg Smith, who plans to retire in early July. Boeing said Dave Dohnalek, Boeing's treasurer, will serve as interim CFO until West joins the company.