Bernie Dunn

President, Boeing Middle East


Bernie Dunn was appointed president of Boeing Middle East in May 2015. He is responsible for companywide activities in the region and the development and implementation of the Boeing Middle East strategy. Dunn focuses on government affairs, new business and industrial partnership opportunities, corporate citizenship projects, expanding the Boeing presence and strengthening company relationships with customers and other stakeholders. He is based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and reports to Marc Allen, president of Boeing International. 

Dunn has more than 30 years of extensive experience with the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa, nearly all of it involving living and working in the region, and is fluent in Arabic. Most recently, he was president of Boeing Turkey and North Africa. Dunn was responsible for creating and implementing the Boeing strategy, government affairs and all Boeing activities in Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. Dunn was appointed to this position in July 2012. Before joining Boeing, Dunn was vice president, Middle East/ Africa, Business Development, ITT Defense International. In this role, he was responsible for coordinating and overseeing marketing and business development activities across all business units of ITT Defense, in a region stretching from Morocco to Afghanistan and including the entire African continent. He had served in this position since November 2002.

Before joining ITT Defense & Information Solutions, he was a career officer in the U.S. Army. He served in a variety of infantry command and staff positions in Germany and the United States and entered the Army’s Foreign Area Officer program in 1982. After completing Arabic language training and a master’s degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., Dunn served in a variety of positions in the Middle East. Key subsequent assignments include service as the U.S. Army attaché in Jordan from 1992 to 1994, Defense and Army attaché in Syria from 1997 to 2000, and Defense and Army attaché to Saudi Arabia from June 2000 until June 2002.