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Boeing names Penny Burtt as new president for Southeast Asia

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Boeing has announced the appointment of Penny Burtt as the new president for its Southeast Asia division, starting from 3rd July. Burtt will operate out of Singapore, directing Boeing’s strategy and operations as the company continues to strengthen its presence in the region. Alongside this role, she will serve as director and chair of Boeing Singapore Pte. Ltd. and president director of PT. Boeing Indonesia.

Brendan Nelson AO, president of Boeing Global, expressed enthusiasm about Burtt’s appointment: “We are excited to have Penny join Boeing as she brings a strong combination of diplomatic and business skills through her 25 years in the private and public sectors across the region.”

For over 75 years, Boeing has collaborated with Southeast Asian stakeholders to enhance aerospace and defense capabilities. The company has established offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The region, home to nearly 700 million people across ten countries, is witnessing rapid growth in its commercial aviation market and defense needs.

Burtt shared her excitement about the new role, stating, “I am delighted to join Boeing and lead our efforts in Southeast Asia, a dynamic region I’ve dedicated much of my career to,” said Burtt. “Encompassing ten countries and nearly 700 million people, I look forward to expanding Boeing’s presence in this key market.”

Before joining Boeing, Burtt headed public policy and government relations for the Asia Pacific region at Stripe, a financial infrastructure company. Her impressive career also includes serving as Group CEO of Asialink, a key center for Australia-Asia engagement, and holding leadership roles at Visa and McKinsey & Company. Additionally, Burtt’s background as an Australian diplomat saw her serving in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. She remains a Board member of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.

Boeing, a leading global aerospace company, designs, manufactures, and services commercial airplanes, defense products, and space systems for clients in over 150 countries, reinforcing its commitment to innovation and excellence in the aerospace sector.

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