Boeing has appointed Donna Hrinak as president of Boeing Brazil, effective 14 October, to be based in a new office in Sao Paulo.
She will report to Boeing International president Shep Hill.
Hrinak, a former diplomat, was the US ambassador to Brazil from 2002 to 2004 before entering the private sector. Prior to the appointment by Boeing, she was VP for global public policy and government affairs for PepsiCo.
In her new role Hrinak will lead company-wide activities including government affairs, identifying new and emerging business opportunities, leading corporate citizenship programs and enhancing company relationships with customers, partners and other stakeholders, said Boeing.
"Brazil is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and represents for Boeing a large products and services market and a rich source of current and future collaborations in areas of technology, industry and finance," said Hill. "Our decision to base a senior executive in-country is specifically focused on expanding our presence and furthering our mutually beneficial collaboration."