Claude Bastien



• Well rounded business executive who has successfully managed and led small, medium and large organizations.

• Strong finance, strategic and operational experience as well as broad exposure to many types of industries including construction materials, railway, automotive and telecommunications.

• Work experience in Canada, the U.S. and overseas with extensive involvement with business acquisitions and divestments; personally led successful turnaround situations and business reorganizations.

Executive and Management Experience

• Senior Vice President and Executive committee member of Lafarge North America with responsibility for finance and human resources across North America.

• President Lafarge Northeast Cement Region - Montreal, Quebec.

• President Lafarge Eastern U.S. Construction Materials Region - Baltimore, Maryland.

• Vice President Finance Eastern Cement Region Lafarge.

• Senior Divisional Controller Northern Telecom.

• Vice President Finance & Administration IEC-Holden Inc. (subsidiary of Canadian Corporate Management).

• Audit and consulting experience with Ernst & Young (Canada) and Price Waterhouse (Africa).

• Auditor and consultant to national and international companies in north and west Africa including World Bank.

Board of Directors and Advisory Experience

• Vice chairman and member of the Executive committee and Board of Directors of the U.S. National Slag Association.

• Director of the Ohio Aggregate Association.

• Member of Pension, Compensation and other Board committees of Lafarge and its subsidiaries in Canada & U.S.

• Board member and Treasurer of various non profit organizations.

• Mentor with Canadian Youth Business Foundation.

• Lecturer at the University of Ottawa and the University of Quebec.


• Executive leadership training with Center for Creative Excellence (Colorado, U.S.).

• International leadership training with INSEAD (Europe).

• Chartered Accountant.

• Bachelor of Commerce, University of Ottawa.

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