Chris Raymond is the vice president of Sustainability, Strategy and Corporate Development for The Boeing Company.
In this role he reports to the Office of Enterprise Operations, Finance and Strategy and leads the team that shapes the company’s future through integrated strategies and investments for sustainable innovation, productivity and profitable growth. Raymond’s role was expanded in April 2020 to enhance the company’s approach to sustainability and unify the Strategy and Corporate Development functions. This group is responsible for long-term planning, global business development and performance in support of organic/inorganic opportunities. Raymond is also entrusted with developing an integrated enterprise sustainability strategy to inform business and product development decisions with social and environmental considerations across Boeing’s commercial, defense and services businesses and extending into the supply chain.
In addition to his Sustainability, Strategy and Corporate Development role, Boeing leadership asked Chris to also lead enterprise-wide efforts in strengthening stakeholder confidence and reinforcing the company’s brand following the tragic accidents involving the 737 MAX airplane. In this capacity, Chris is partnering with the Communications function and leaders from across the company to develop detailed plans for key stakeholder groups, including employees, airlines, passengers, suppliers, and other valued partners.
Chris Raymond was previously vice president of Embraer integration, where he led the integration efforts for a potential strategic partnership between Boeing and Brazilian aerospace company 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 has served 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.