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Stéphane Lefebvre named new Cirque du Soleil president and CEO

Stéphane Lefebvre is taking the step up from COO to take the reins as president and CEO of the Cirque du Soleil entertainment brand






Cirque du Soleil has named Stéphane Lefebvre as its new president and CEO, with the current company COO now responsible for driving the continued growth of Cirque du Soleil across all of its markets.

Joining Cirque du Soleil in 2016, Lefebvre has been responsible for overseeing company finances, information technology, global procurement and risk management, as well as capital deployment and M&A in strategic areas of growth. During his time at the company, Lefebvre has been responsible for acquisitions including Blue Man Group, VStar Entertainment and The Works Entertainment. Prior to his role as CFO and COO of Cirque du Soleil, Stéphane Lefebvre held the position of Chief Financial Officer at CAE Inc, where he worked for nearly 20 years.

"It’s an honour for me to take the lead of this Quebec flagship company, one of the largest contemporary live entertainment producers of the world," said Lefebvre. "I feel very fortunate to have the chance to participate in the revival of our shows around the globe.”

Cirque du Soleil’s existing president and CEO, Daniel Lamarre, will remain with the company, transitioning into a new role as executive vice-chairman of the board.

In his new strategic role, Lamarre will “leverage his relationships with key partners and communities to strengthen existing partnerships and drive new growth projects, adding valuable expertise and a strong Montreal-community presence to the Board of Directors.”

"While there was no specific timeframe for me passing the baton after 20 years building this amazing organisation, I feel privileged to have contributed to the rebirth of Cirque du Soleil and feel now is the right time,” said Lamarre.

“There is no doubt in my mind that Stéphane Lefebvre, after being instrumental in the relaunch of our operations, is the ideal next leader to take Cirque du Soleil forward to the next stage in its evolution as a company founded on the conviction that the arts and business, together, can contribute to making a better world.”


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Stéphane Lefebvre named new Cirque du Soleil president and CEO

Stéphane Lefebvre is taking the step up from COO to take the reins as president and CEO of the Cirque du Soleil entertainment brand






Cirque du Soleil has named Stéphane Lefebvre as its new president and CEO, with the current company COO now responsible for driving the continued growth of Cirque du Soleil across all of its markets.

Joining Cirque du Soleil in 2016, Lefebvre has been responsible for overseeing company finances, information technology, global procurement and risk management, as well as capital deployment and M&A in strategic areas of growth. During his time at the company, Lefebvre has been responsible for acquisitions including Blue Man Group, VStar Entertainment and The Works Entertainment. Prior to his role as CFO and COO of Cirque du Soleil, Stéphane Lefebvre held the position of Chief Financial Officer at CAE Inc, where he worked for nearly 20 years.

"It’s an honour for me to take the lead of this Quebec flagship company, one of the largest contemporary live entertainment producers of the world," said Lefebvre. "I feel very fortunate to have the chance to participate in the revival of our shows around the globe.”

Cirque du Soleil’s existing president and CEO, Daniel Lamarre, will remain with the company, transitioning into a new role as executive vice-chairman of the board.

In his new strategic role, Lamarre will “leverage his relationships with key partners and communities to strengthen existing partnerships and drive new growth projects, adding valuable expertise and a strong Montreal-community presence to the Board of Directors.”

"While there was no specific timeframe for me passing the baton after 20 years building this amazing organisation, I feel privileged to have contributed to the rebirth of Cirque du Soleil and feel now is the right time,” said Lamarre.

“There is no doubt in my mind that Stéphane Lefebvre, after being instrumental in the relaunch of our operations, is the ideal next leader to take Cirque du Soleil forward to the next stage in its evolution as a company founded on the conviction that the arts and business, together, can contribute to making a better world.”


 



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