IODSBoeing announced Penny Burtt as the new president of the company’s Southeast Asia business effective July 3. Burtt will be based in Singapore and oversee the company’s strategy and operations as Boeing expands its regional presence. She will also become director and chair of Boeing Singapore Pte. Ltd. and president director of PT. Boeing Indonesia.

“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,” said Brendan Nelson, president of Boeing Global.

Boeing has partnered with stakeholders in Southeast Asia for over 75 years, building aerospace and defence capabilities in the region with offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The region is one of the world’s fastest-growing commercial airplane markets and its defence needs are rapidly expanding.

“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.”

Burtt most recently led public policy and government relations for the Asia Pacific region at Stripe, a financial infrastructure company. Prior to that, Burtt was Group CEO of Asialink, Australia’s leading center for Asia engagement, and held Asia leadership positions at Visa and McKinsey & Company. Burtt is a former Australian diplomat who served in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. She is a Board member of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.


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