Boeing’s board of directors has proposed that Sabrina Soussan be elected as a new director at the company’s next annual shareholder meeting. Based in France, Soussan would also become Boeing’s first director outside the U.S. and will join financial planning.
Soussan, 53, currently serves as President and CEO of Suez, a global utility-based company that specializes in water and waste management with a sustainable focus. During a career of more than 20 years at Siemens AG, he held several leadership positions as division manager, business unit manager, and engineer in the transportation, automation, and energy management industries. Before joining Suez, he was the CEO of Dormakaba Switzerland, a world leader in access and security solutions.
“Sabrina is a proven leader who brings a global mindset with extensive engineering experience and senior leadership in manufacturing, safety, sustainability, transportation and digitalization,” said Boeing President Larry Kellner. Tables”.
Soussan, of German and French nationality, earned a master’s degree in mechanical and aeronautical arts from the École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique and a Master’s in Business Administration from IAE Poitiers and the University of Dublin, Ireland.
Subject to election at the annual shareholders’ meeting on April 18, Soussan became the eighth independent director to join the Board of Directors from April 2019. These eight directors collectively bring significant experience in aerospace, security, engineering, manufacturing, and cyber; training, risk monitoring, auditing, supply chain management, sustainability and finance.
“Sabrina is an excellent leader to join the Boeing Board as we continue to rebuild our operational strength, leading our focus on safety, quality and transparency,” said Dave Calhoun, Boeing president and CEO. “His global experience, strong engineering credentials and deep experience in running complex operations with safety at the forefront will be vital to our business.”