As the Director of Defence & Government Services at Boeing Vancouver, Raj Heer leads a diverse team of technology, business and consulting professionals to deliver Information Management solutions and services to Boeing Defence, Space and Security (BDS) programs. She also collaborates with niche strategic partners to deliver value in addressing the complex business problems her customers face, building the very best team for each of her engagements.
Raj joined Boeing Vancouver in 2005 as the Project Manager for the company’s very first Defence project, projecting a commercial capability to a BDS platform. Since then, Raj has gained a breadth of expertise in many aspects of the company’s functions, having spent time as a Program Manager, Senior Account Manager, and Director of Human Resources. Such a broad knowledge base in business leadership gave Raj the tools she needed to further grow and shape the Defence business to what it has become today.
With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from SFU and Executive Management certificate from Queens, Raj has taken concepts learned in the classroom and applied them to the business landscape she operates in today. Her passion and energy for connecting with the customer stems from her early days in the industry as Manager of Client Services for a Communications Services provider, leading product implementations and providing direction from conceptual ideas all the way through to finished, live products. In this role she navigated business problems with a pragmatic, creative eye to deliver optimal customer-centric solutions.
From her successes in many different positions, Raj understands that collaboration and bringing together diverse talent with expertise in different areas is the best way to build a successful team. She encourages her team members to try new things, push boundaries and be open to new opportunities that build upon their own career and educational backgrounds. This has been most evident in the recent collaborations between the Defence and Analytics teams working together to deliver business value for customers.
As Boeing Vancouver’s Director of Defence & Government Services, Raj has a passion for the defence products and services she supports for the men and women in uniform serving their countries all over the world. Being part of a small, innovative and agile team which has had significant exposure to programs such as C-17, CH-47, P8 and numerous others makes Raj excited about the future opportunities that have yet to be realized.