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Marc Allen

Marc Allen

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. allied government customers in 150 countries. The company employs approximately 160,000 employees across the United States and in more than 65 countries, and leverages the talents of 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 and is responsible for the company's international strategy and operations. The organization leads development of the company's growth and productivity initiatives outside the U.S. and new business and industrial partnerships. It also oversees international affairs, enhances local presence and provides global functional support.

Touching every continent, the organization has country and regional executives in offices worldwide and is led by Marc Allen, president of Boeing International. Allen reports to the Boeing chairman and CEO and is a member of the company's Executive Council.

Global Reach, Local Focus

Around the world, Boeing is developing partnerships that benefit its customers and business partners as well as local economies. As a result, the company is strengthened by growing sales and by tapping the best technologies the world has to offer. International sales are driving company revenues with approximately 65 percent of total backlog represented by international customers. Approximately 70 percent of Boeing Commercial Airplanes' revenue historically comes from customers from outside the United States, including many from emerging markets. International sales are rapidly increasing as a portion of Boeing Defense, Space & Security's total revenue.

Doing business in today's global economy also means partnering for mutual growth and prosperity, within each country, with local suppliers, universities, research talent, and charitable institutions. Boeing International is focused on growing a meaningful, mutually beneficial global presence.

  • The Boeing supplier network includes more than 20,000 suppliers and partners.
  • Boeing has six research & development centers, 16 consortia and 22 joint research centers.
  • Boeing has relationships with more than 50 international universities.
  • Boeing employees volunteer around the world to support many charitable endeavors.
  • More than 660 charitable grants of $40 million were distributed outside of the United States.


Presence and Partnerships


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Country/Regional Leadership


With 17 regional corporate headquarters in key markets around the world, Boeing International country and regional executives lead the enterprise’s regional operations and help build broad and deep local stakeholder relationships. They lead the development of enterprise strategies in various regions and execute special initiatives for the business units. Their local knowledge, expertise and resources are a competitive differentiator for the company.

  • Provides strategic counsel 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 world by developing policies and procedures that comply with the diverse laws, customs, and business.


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