Executive Biography of B. Marc Allen

Bertrand-Marc (Marc) Allen

Bertrand-Marc (Marc) Allen
Chief Strategy Officer, The Boeing Company
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Marc Allen is chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development at The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company and one of the largest U.S. exporters. He reports to Boeing President & CEO Dave Calhoun and is responsible for the company’s overarching strategy, including long-term planning, global business and corporate development, and strategic investments, acquisitions and divestitures.

First appointed to Boeing’s Executive Council in 2014, he most recently served as president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations. He was responsible for the planned strategic partnership’s execution, financial performance, synergies and growth, leading the associated business and integration teams, before terminating the partnership in April 2020. Before that he served as president of Boeing International, the Executive Council’s functional leader for non-U.S. corporate operations and strategy, overseeing 18 regional offices in key global markets. His responsibilities included growth and productivity initiatives, new business and market development, government affairs, ESG, industrial partnerships and functional support for business units’ operations.

Previously, Allen served as president of Boeing Capital Corporation, with financial performance responsibility for Boeing’s wholly-owned subsidiary that arranges, structures and provides financing for Boeing’s commercial airplane, space and defense products. Prior to Boeing Capital, Allen served as vice president of Boeing International and president of Boeing China, responsible for leading the company’s business in China from its Beijing headquarters.

Allen earlier served as Boeing vice president for Global Law Affairs and general counsel to Boeing International, leading the company’s international legal practice group from its inception. He was responsible for international operations’ legal issues, cross-border trade regulation matters, and international legal policy matters including the United States–European Union World Trade Organization dispute on aircraft subsidies.

Before Boeing, Allen practiced law in Washington, D.C., litigating complex commercial cases for domestic and international clients. Previous government service includes an appointment as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s law clerk. He has prior business experience in strategy consulting and start-up leadership.

Allen is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He sits on the boards of numerous global organizations, including serving as chairman of the International Justice Mission, as governor for the Trilateral Commission, and as director of the U.S.-China Business Council and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum. He is a native of Southern California and received his law degree from Yale Law School and his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, majoring in political science with a certificate in economics.

Allen is married and has four children.