James A. Bell

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James A. Bell, Former Executive Vice President, Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer, The Boeing Company

Bell is the former Executive Vice President, Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer of The Boeing Company, an aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. While Chief Financial Officer of Boeing, he oversaw two key Boeing businesses: Boeing Capital Corporation, the company’s customer-financing subsidiary, and Boeing Shared Services, an 8,000 person, multi-billion dollar business unit that provides common internal services across Boeing’s global enterprise. Bell joined Rockwell International, a predecessor of The Boeing Company, in 1972, and subsequently held various executive positions including Executive Vice President, Corporate President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012, and Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller from 2000 to 2003. Other previous positions include Vice President of Contracts and Pricing for Boeing Space and Communications, 1996 to 2000; Director of Business Management of the Space Station Electric Power System at Boeing Rocketdyne Unit, 1992 to 1996.

Bell possesses global business and leadership experience in industrials and in a highly regulated industry as former Chief Financial Officer of The Boeing Company. Bell also has a strong expertise in finance, accounting, risk management and controls. Additionally, Bell’s experience on other public company boards provides him with strong knowledge in corporate governance. He is experienced in strategic planning, technology, regulatory issues and has developed significant expertise in manufacturing.

Bell is a member of the Apple, Inc. Board of Directors (since October 2015), CDW Corporation Board of Directors (since March 2015) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Board of Directors (since November 2011). Bell served on the DowDuPont Inc. Board of Directors from September 2017 to April 2019, the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from September 2017 to April 2019, and The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors from 2005 to August 2017.