Board Member 2022 – Present
Ziad “Z” Ojakli is Executive Vice President of Government Operations at The Boeing Company. Appointed to this role in October 2021, Ojakli reports to Boeing President & CEO Dave Calhoun and is responsible for advancing the company’s public policy priorities, including all U.S. federal, state and local government liaison operations, as well as Boeing Global Engagement, the company’s global philanthropic organization. He also serves as Boeing’s chief lobbyist and sits on the company’s Executive Council.
Ojakli joined Boeing following a successful and diverse career in senior global government relations roles in the automotive and financial services industries in addition to serving in the White House administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush. Ojakli currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., and he is a board member of The Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Henry Ford Learning Institute. Ojakli holds a bachelor’s degree in American Government from Georgetown University.