Lee Braaten



BDO Saskatoon


Executive Summary

With over 35 years in the practice of public accounting, Lee has spent his career working with private companies and public entities providing assurance and related services to a variety of management, ownership and governance structures across many industries. He has worked with companies that have experienced mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, succession planning and transition, emerging business opportunities and financial challenges and difficulties.  In addition, Lee has been part of leadership teams managing the execution of strategic change and business transformation for the Saskatoon practice.
In the Saskatoon community, Lee has served on a variety of not for profit boards providing leadership in the finance and audit areas.

Professional Designations & Education

Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction, University of Saskatchewan (1984)
Chartered Accountant (1986)
FCA (2009)
ICD.D (2021)

Community Involvement

Member, Board of Directors, Saskatoon Airport Authority (2021-present)
Treasurer, Board of Directors, Saskatoon Community Services Village (2018-2021)
Treasurer, Board of Directors, United Way of Saskatoon and Area (2017-2021)
Chair, Board of Directors, Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation (2009-2016)
Director and Treasurer, Saskatoon Club (2013-2017)
President of the Governing Council, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan (2005-2010)
Member of the Senate, University of Saskatchewan (2013-2019)

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