TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 12, 2019 — Ahmed Jazzar, president of Boeing (NYSE: BA) in Saudi Arabia, will now also be managing the company’s defense contracts with the Saudi government in addition to his present leadership duties over Boeing’s international government and defense programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 29.
His new responsibilities include overseeing Boeing Saudi Arabia’s current defense contracts and local defense industry partnerships in line with the Saudi Vision 2030, a government initiative that aims to improve several aspects of the country’s public and private sectors, Saudi Gazette reported Aug. 24.
"As a key market for Boeing, and with the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030 plan, we are making the changes needed to position ourselves for future growth, drive decision-making closer to the customer, strengthen partnerships with local companies in Saudi Arabia and accelerate our efforts to support the country’s Vision 2030," said Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security business and a 2019 Wash100 winner.
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