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Foster S. Arata

Senior Vice President, Managing Director- Asia Pacific, China and India Region
Boeing Capital Corporation

Foster Arata is the Vice President and Senior Managing Director for the Asia Pacific, China and India region for Boeing Capital Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary that is primarily responsible for arranging, structuring and providing financing for Boeing products and services. He was named to this position in January 2001.


Arata leads a dedicated team of finance directors to find innovative financing solutions for Boeing’s customers, energizing the capital markets and improving the finance infrastructure in the Asia region.


In October of 2001, Arata moved to Hong Kong to establish Boeing Capital’s first foreign office. Previously he was a senior director with the Boeing Commercial Airplanes customer finance group, one of the predecessor organizations of today’s Boeing Capital Corporation.


Prior to his current involvement in finance, Arata worked for six years in the Office of the General Counsel at Boeing as a senior commercial finance attorney.


Before joining Boeing in 1991, he was an attorney with Perkins Coie, an international law firm based in Seattle.


Arata has both a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs and a law degree from Georgetown University. He and his wife have one daughter, Sophia, who is 8 years old and they reside in Hong Kong. He enjoys adventure motorcycle riding and spending time with his family skiing and surfing.

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