The Boeing Company has appointed Marc Allen as chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development. The company has also named Christopher Raymond as chief sustainability officer. Both appointments will go into effect on Oct. 1.
"Marc is a creative, inclusive and forward-thinking leader whose strategic vision will help Boeing navigate the challenges facing the global aerospace market and position us for long-term success in the future," Boeing president and CEO David Calhoun said. "I'm confident in Marc's ability to help us get right to the key decisions in front of us during this unique time.”
Allen joined Boeing’s Executive Council in 2014 as president of Boeing International. In his new role, he will be responsible for the company’s strategy, including long-term planning; global business and corporate development; and strategic investments, acquisitions and divestitures.
He most recently served as president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations, where he led the business and integration teams. Before joining Boeing’s Executive Council, Allen served in leadership positions across the enterprise as president of Boeing Capital Corporation, president of Boeing China, vice president for Global Law Affairs and general counsel to Boeing International.
Raymond will be responsible for further advancing Boeing's approach to sustainability that is focused on environmental, social and governance priorities, stakeholder-oriented reporting and company performance in his newly appointed position.
He will work within the Enterprise Operations, Finance and Sustainability organization, leading a team that will collaborate across Boeing's commercial, defense and services businesses and its enterprise functions in support of the company's commitment to responsible and inclusive business practices and positive global impact.
Previously, Raymond has led integration efforts for the potential strategic partnership between Boeing and Embraer. He also served as vice president and general manager of Autonomous Systems within Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) among others, and led BDS business development and strategy. He has held leadership assignments in engineering, supply chain management, program management and operations.
"Chris will partner with Dave, myself and the entire Executive Council to bring together our efforts toward environmental stewardship, social progress and values-driven governance from across the enterprise and deliver a truly integrated focus on sustainability… as we continue to elevate and sharpen our focus on sustainability in partnership with our customers as well as across Boeing's operations,” said EVP of Enterprise Operations and CFO Greg Smith.
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