Executive Biography of Chris Raymond

Chris Raymond

Chris Raymond
Chief Sustainability Officer
The Boeing Company

Chris Raymond is the chief sustainability officer of The Boeing Company and serves as a member of the company’s executive council. Raymond is responsible for further advancing the company’s approach on aerospace sustainability priorities; stakeholder-oriented engagement; reporting; and company performance. Raymond’s Executive Council responsibilities include driving shared awareness of sustainability trends, opportunities and risks to guide company decision-making and global impact. He reports to the CEO and to the Governance and Public Policy committee of the Board.

Prior to this role, Raymond was the vice president of Sustainability, Strategy and Corporate Development (SSCD) for The Boeing Company, leading the team that shapes the company’s future through market insights, strategies, partnerships and investments for sustainable innovation, productivity and growth.

In addition to his SSCD role, Raymond was asked to also lead enterprise-wide efforts to engage, inform and seek feedback from stakeholders following the tragic accidents involving the 737 MAX airplane. Raymond partnered with the Communications team and leaders from across the company to focus on employees, customers, passengers, suppliers and other valued partners, ensuring their voices and interests were actively represented across all the company’s efforts.

Raymond also previously served as the first vice president and general manager of Autonomous Systems (AS), a division within Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) focusing on enterprise autonomous aviation and marine technologies, intelligence capabilities, and networking solutions from seabed to space. Prior to his role with AS, Raymond was vice president and general manager of several businesses involving integrated missile defense, sensors and signals intelligence, and undersea capability. He also served as vice president of global Business Development & Strategy for BDS, leading a global team focused on customer solutions, partnerships, new business capture and strategic planning.

Raymond began his career as an engineer at Boeing’s Long Beach, California operation. He has served in leadership assignments in engineering, supply chain management, strategy, sales, program management, operations and communications. Raymond is an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is a World 50 member and serves as an advisory board member with The Heritage Group, Dell Technologies and the University of Illinois Aerospace Engineering Board. He is also an Advocate for the International Aviation Women’s 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 of Business Administration from the University of California-Irvine.