Boeing has appointed Alvin Liu as President of Boeing China effective September 1st, 2023. Mr. Liu has served as Interim President since July 10, 2023, and will succeed Sherry Carbary who will retire later this year after a distinguished 34-year career with Boeing.
On Wednesday (August 16, 2023), Boeing announced the appointment of Alvin Liu as President of Boeing China effective September 1st, 2023. Mr. Liu will succeed Sherry Carbary who will retire later this year after a distinguished 34-year career with Boeing. Alvin Liu has served as Interim President of Boeing China since July 10, 2023, and in his new role will be responsible for developing Boeing’s growth and leadership strategies in China, one of the company's largest commercial markets. He will be based in Beijing and will report directly to Dr. Brendan Nelson AO, President of Boeing Global. Prior to his appointment as Boeing China’s President, Mr. Liu led the company’s Government Operations team in China, overseeing relationships with key officials and partners, as well as education and community outreach programs.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Boeing Global’s President, Dr. Brendan Nelson, said,
“China continues to be of critical importance to The Boeing Company and we are very fortunate to have Alvin lead our efforts here and build on the great partnership with our Chinese customers and other stakeholders. Alvin has a unique understanding and deep appreciation of this market based on more than 20 years of senior leadership experience here.”
Also commenting on his new role as the President of Boeing China, Alvin Liu added,
“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to help expand on the incredible, 50-plus-year foundation of success and partnership that Boeing has built in China. Nearly 8,500 new airplanes, and $550 billion in commercial services, will be needed over the next 20 years in China and I am committed to making sure our team is ready to support our customers and meet that demand.”
A native of Liaoning Province, Alvin Liu brings over two decades of senior leadership experience in China, including as Chairman of the Ford Motor Company’s Greater China Operations, VP and General Counsel of Ford’s International Market Group, as well as various leadership roles at Chrysler and DaimlerChrysler AG.
Boeing is celebrating their 50th anniversary in China, following the market opening after the historic visit by President Richard Nixon in 1972. China’s aerospace sector provides components for every Boeing commercial airplane model, including the 737, 767,777 and 787 Dreamliner. Boeing’s activity in China contributes more than $1.5 billion annually in direct support of the Chinese economy, including procurement from Boeing’s supply base, joint venture revenues, operations, training, and R&D investment.