Ralph L. “Skip” Boyce was appointed vice president of Boeing International and president of Boeing Southeast Asia in February 2008. He is responsible for strengthening the company’s presence across the region and supporting Boeing’s growth opportunities. He reports to Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing International.
Prior to joining Boeing, Boyce was a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State for 31 years. He served as the U.S. ambassador to Thailand from January 2005 to December 2007. Before that, he was ambassador to Indonesia from October 2001 to October 2004 and deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific Affairs from August 1998 to July 2001.
His earlier assignments with the U.S. government include deputy chief of mission in Bangkok; deputy chief of mission in Singapore; political counselor in Bangkok; and advisor to the deputy secretary of state, responsible for the foreign affairs budget. Boyce began his Foreign Service career with assignments in Tehran, Tunis and Islamabad.
Boyce has a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University (1974) and a Master of Public Affairs degree from Princeton University (1976). He speaks French, Persian and Thai.