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Vice President, Customer & Partner Education, LLOC, The Boeing Company

Fariba Alamdari and her team lead the creation and delivery of Boeing-branded leadership business and operation learning to commercial and defense customers as well as partners.

Previously Fariba’s key responsibilities as Vice President of Marketing, included BCA’s global go-to-market strategies, as well as analytics, modeling and simulation in support of sales and product development. 

In 2006, she joined Boeing from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, where she served as chair of the university’s Department of Air Transport, professor of Air Transport Management and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Manufacturing and Science. In those roles, she worked closely with airlines to help make them more profitable, productive and innovative and also consulted with airports, aircraft manufacturers, regulatory bodies and service providers. 

Published more than 70 articles and reports on aviation-related issues, Fariba has chaired and spoken at many international conferences, and is a frequent speaker on the importance of diversity. She did a Tedx talk on the “Power of Diversity” in 2017. She is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and recipient of awards including: “Woman of the Year” by Air Transport News in 2016, "Ellis Island Medal of Honor“ from The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) in 2016, "Leadership Award” from the Centre for Women & Democracy in 2015, the “Professional Achievement Award” from Women of Color in 2011, “Professional Practice Recognition Award” from State University of New York in 2010, and “Sorenson Best Paper Award” for the paper on “Marketing to Female Business Travellers” published in the Journal of Air Transportation World Wide in 2000.

Fariba received a PhD from Cranfield University on the economic impact of airline deregulation in 1988, an honorary Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa in 2017, a Master degree in transport economics from Cranfield University and an undergraduate degree in politics and economics from the University of Social and Political Studies in Tehran. She is currently the chair of the Chancellor Advisory Board of University of Washington Bothell, Advisory Board member of Center for Leadership & Strategic Thinking, Foster School of Business, University of Washington and is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, UK. She has served on the board of the Boeing Leadership Development Excellence, NeighborCare Health, and British American Business Council in Washington State.  Fariba resides in Bellevue, Washington with her husband, and has a son and a daughter.


Fariba Alamdari will be on this year's Aerospace Summit's "Women in Aerospace" fireside chat. Find out more about the Summit.

AFA's 13th Annual Aerospace Summit
BEING BOLD in the Age of Innovation Presented by the Aerospace Futures Alliance
Oct 10, 2018, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Lynnwood Convention Center,
3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, USA

925 4TH AVE, STE 2000 SEATTLE, WA 98104  |  925 4th Ave, Suite 2000 Seattle, WA  |  (206) 309-2464 

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