Former US Ambassador To Indonesia, Thailand
On Tuesday, Boeing named Ralph "Skip" Boyce president of Boeing
Southeast Asia. Boyce will focus on strengthening the company's
presence across the burgeoning sales region, and supporting
opportunities to increase Boeing's growth and productivity.
He will be based in Singapore and report to Shep Hill,
president, Boeing International.
Boyce, 56, succeeds two retiring Boeing leaders: Douglas Miller,
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems vice president and leader of the
Boeing Singapore office and Paul Walters, who has led Boeing's
business activities in the remainder of Southeast Asia based in
"Skip is an experienced leader who possesses an in-depth
knowledge of the region," Hill said. "His regional expertise will
enable the company to capitalize on the emerging business
opportunities in this strategically important market to
Prior to joining Boeing, Boyce was a career member of the United
States Senior Foreign Service. He served as the United States
ambassador to Thailand, from January 2005 to December 2007. Before
that he was ambassador to Indonesia, from October 2001 to October
2004, and deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia and
Pacific Affairs, from August 1998 to July 2001.
His other US government assignments included deputy chief of
Mission in Bangkok, deputy chief of Mission in Singapore, and
advisor to the deputy secretary of state, responsible for the
foreign affairs budget.
Boyce holds degrees from George Washington University and
Princeton University and speaks four languages: English, French,
Persian, and Thai.