Boeing CEO Calhoun to Depart in Late 2024

Steve Mollenkopf named new independent board chair, Pope takes over Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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The Boeing Company announced significant leadership changes on Monday, 25th March 2024. These changes include the planned departure of Boeing President and CEO, Dave Calhoun, at the end of 2024.

In a message to employees, CEO Dave Calhoun stated that the “Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 accident was a watershed moment” that requires “humility, complete transparency, and a total commitment to safety and quality at every level.”

Boeing CEO Calhoun to depart at the end of 2024
Dave Calhoun (Photo: Boeing)

The company highlighted that ‘he will continue to lead Boeing through the year to complete the critical work underway to stabilise and position the company for the future.


Mollenkopf Takes the Helm as Board Chair

Steve Mollenkopf takes the Helm as Board Chair
Steve Mollenkopf (Photo: Boeing)

Larry Kellner, the current Boeing Board Chair, will also be stepping down. He informed the board of his decision not to stand for re-election at the upcoming shareholder meeting.

Following this announcement, the board elected Steve Mollenkopf as the new independent Board Chair. Boeing announced that Mr. Steve Mollenkopf will lead the process of selecting the company’s next CEO.

Pope To Lead Commercial Airplanes

Stephanie Pope takes over Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Stephanie Pope (Photo: Boeing)

Stephanie Pope has been named the President and CEO of Commercial Airplanes, effective immediately.

Prior to this, Ms. Pope served as Boeing’s Chief Operating Officer since January 2024 and as the President and CEO of Boeing Global Services.

This leadership change follows the retirement of Stan Deal from his position at BCA.