Marc Allen is president of Boeing Capital Corp., a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary primarily responsible for arranging, structuring and providing financing for Boeing's commercial airplane, space and defense products. He was appointed president in March 2014.
Prior to his appointment, Allen served as corporate vice president of Boeing International and chairman and president of Boeing (China) Co. Ltd. In this role he was responsible for leading the company’s business in China from its Beijing headquarters.
Allen led Boeing China from March 2011, overseeing the company’s largest market outside the U.S. as its annual delivery pace nearly doubled. As Boeing China president, Allen was responsible for growth and productivity objectives and industrial partnership initiatives as well as for leading companywide functions, including government and corporate affairs, the development and implementation of the Boeing China strategy, expanding the Boeing operational presence throughout China, strengthening company relationships with customers and other stakeholders, and corporate citizenship projects.
Before leading Boeing China, Allen served as vice president of Global Law Affairs and general counsel to Boeing International. He led the company’s international legal practice group from its 2007 inception, responsible for enterprise-wide support to the company across the full range of international legal issues. He also managed international legal policy matters, such as the WTO’s large commercial aircraft dispute resolution between the U.S. and EC, and cross-border trade regulation matters.
Before joining Boeing in 2007, Allen practiced law with the Washington, D.C. firm of Kellogg Huber, litigating complex commercial cases for a range of domestic and international clients. Previous government service includes an appointment as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s law clerk. And prior business roles include service as vice president of Professional Team Physicians and as senior associate of The Parthenon Group, a Boston-based strategy consulting firm.
A Southern California native, Allen received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, majoring in political science with a certificate in economics, and his doctor of laws degree from Yale Law School.
In recent years, Allen has served as vice chair and governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham), as a member of Peking University College of Engineering's Industrial Board, as trustee for the U.S.-China Legal Cooperation Fund, as co-chairman of AmCham's Aviation Cooperation Program and Export Compliance Working Group, and as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce's Task Force on Public Procurement.
Allen, his wife, and their four children make their home in the Puget Sound area of Washington State where Boeing Capital headquarters are located.