Chris Raymond is the vice president of Enterprise Strategy for The Boeing Company. In this role he reports to the Office of Finance, Enterprise Performance & Strategy and leads the team that shapes the company’s future through integrated strategies and investments for innovation, productivity and profitable growth. Named to the position in March 2019, Raymond manages the entire strategy function responsible for long-term planning and performance. This includes market intelligence/analysis and market development in support of organic/inorganic growth opportunities. Raymond ensures strategic integration, analysis and alignment for activities and investment priorities across Boeing’s commercial, defense and services businesses and other enterprise functions. He is also responsible for Boeing HorizonX, a group within Enterprise Strategy created in 2017 to accelerate transformative aerospace technologies.
Chris Raymond was previously vice president of Embraer integration, where he led the integration of Boeing and Brazilian aerospace company Embraer as part of a strategic partnership. He was responsible for finalizing agreements between Boeing and Embraer and the separation of the Embraer commercial airplane and services business from the defense and executive airplane businesses that will be retained by Embraer.
Raymond has also served as the first vice president and general manager of Autonomous Systems (AS), a division within Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) that focuses on enterprise autonomous aviation and marine technologies, intelligence capabilities and networking solutions from seabed to space. Prior to AS, Raymond was vice president and general manager of several businesses involving integrated missile defense, sensors and signals intelligence, and undersea capability.
In his role as vice president of global Business Development & Strategy for BDS, Raymond led a global team focused on customer solutions, commercial partnerships, new business capture, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions.
Raymond began his career as an engineer at Boeing’s Long Beach, Calif., operation. He went on to serve in leadership assignments in engineering, supply chain management, program management and operations.
Raymond is an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has served on the boards of Defense Acquisition University and the National Defense Industrial Association.
He holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Illinois, as well as a contract management certificate and a master's degree in business administration from the University of California-Irvine.