Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Ido Nehushtan, former commander of the IAF, has been appointed as the next president of Boeing Israel, and will assume the post on January 1, 2022. He will replace 87-year-old Maj. Gen. (Ret.) David Ivry, who is retiring after holding the position for the last two decades. Ivry previously held a series of senior posts including director-general of the Defense Ministry, Israeli ambassador to Washington, senior advisor to the defense minister, chairman of Israel Aerospace Industries, head of the National Security Council, deputy IDF chief of staff, and commander of the IAF.
"Israel and Boeing have been partners for seven decades, and Israel is an important part of the Boeing family. David has been an incredible colleague and leader for us for the past 18 years, and we thank him for his service, guidance and wise counsel. We all wish David a long and happy retirement, and send him our sincere thanks and gratitude for everything he has done for us," said Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing International.
"We are delighted to welcome Ido Nehushtan as the new president of Boeing Israel. Ido has had a very distinguished career, latterly as commander of the Israel Air Force, and we are delighted that he has chosen to join Boeing as we look to continue to build our presence, supply base, employee numbers and operations in country," Arthur added.
Nehushtan served for 37 years in the IAF, and was head of the IDF Planning Directorate before assuming the post of IAF commander. In 2012 he was awarded the United States Legion of Merit by the then commander of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Norton Schwartz. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MBA from Northwestern and Tel Aviv University. He also holds an Advanced Management Program diploma from Harvard Business School.
Nehushtan is active in the fields of education and social work, and serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Weizmann Institute, a member of the board of the National Library of Israel, chairman of the Advisory Board of the Wexner Foundation of Israel, and chairman of the Israel-Australia Chamber of Commerce. Nehushtan will work to expand Boeing's presence and pursue new growth opportunities in Israel. He will lead the company's strategy to expand its business in the local market, and will coordinate all of Boeing's operations in Israel.