By ARIE EGOZI
Tel Aviv: Boeing today announced the appointment of Ido Nehushtan as President of Boeing Israel effective January 1, 2022. He will succeed David Ivry (87), who is retiring after nearly two decades in the position, and, previous to that, a long and distinguished career as a top government and military leader, and as a diplomat for his country.
“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 Israeli 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,” said Sir Michael Arthur.
Major General (Res.) Ido Nehushtan served for 37 years in the Israeli Air Force and was awarded the United States Legion of Merit in 2012. 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 (AMP) diploma from Harvard Business School. In recent years Nehushtan has worked in the private sector. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Weizmann Institute, the chairman of the Advisory Board of the Wexner Foundation in Israel, chairman of the Israel – Australia Chamber of Commerce and a member of the board of the National Library of Israel.
Nehushtan will work to expand Boeing’s presence and pursue new growth opportunities as the senior Boeing representative in Israel. He will lead the company’s strategy to drive growth and coordinate company operations from the Boeing office in Tel Aviv.
The IAF has decided to acquire additional F-15 dubbed Israeli advanced (IA) which are almost identical to the EX and additional F-35.
The US air force decision to award an initial contract to Boeing for a first lot of eight F-15 EX, has a very meaningful effect on the IAF’s decision to order this type and to upgrade the existing fleet o F-15 I to the same avionic configuration. The Israeli government has in principle approved the acquisition and now a negotiation will begin on the Israeli systems that will be installed and effect on the price.