Close relationships with global stakeholders are key to success
As the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, Boeing supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. The company employs more than 165,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries, and leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide. Boeing is organized into two business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security, and is supported by Boeing International.
Boeing International was established in 2001 to help grow the global business by expanding the company’s influence, impact, and image internationally; building a strong local presence across diverse and dynamic global markets; and leveraging global intellectual, financial, and industrial capabilities.
Shephard W. "Shep" Hill
Touching every continent, the organization has country and regional executives in offices worldwide and is led by Shephard W. "Shep" Hill, president of Boeing International and senior vice president of Business Development and Strategy. Hill, based in Washington D.C., reports to Chairman, President, and CEO James McNerney and is a member of the company's Executive Council.
The Boeing International organization has country and regional executives in 20 offices worldwide. These executives help build stakeholder relationships, coordinate local activities, and develop strategies to create greater value and opportunities for Boeing:
- Provides strategic council on political, economic, and industrial developments around the world
- Collaborates with Government Operations to create an integrated view of domestic and global government issues and developments
- Ensures good corporate citizenship around the globe by developing policies and procedures that comply with the diverse laws, customs, and business