Alumni Profile

Ralph Boyce, MPA 1976
Ralph Boyce
Former U.S. Ambassador to Thailand; President, Boeing Southeast Asia, The Boeing Company
MPA, Class of 1976

"Ralph L. “Skip” Boyce was appointed vice president of Boeing International and president of Boeing Southeast Asia in February 2008. He is responsible for strengthening the company’s presence across the region and supporting Boeing’s growth opportunities. He is based in Singapore and reports to Shep Hill, president, Boeing International. Before joining Boeing, Boyce was a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State for 31 years. He served as the U.S. ambassador to Thailand from January 2005 to December 2007. Before that, he was ambassador to Indonesia from October 2001 to October 2004 and deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific Affairs from August 1998 to July 2001.His earlier assignments with the U.S. government included deputy chief of mission in Bangkok; deputy chief of mission in Singapore; political counselor in Bangkok; and advisor to the deputy secretary of state, responsible for the foreign affairs budget. Boyce began his Foreign Service career with assignments in Tehran, Tunis and Islamabad. Boyce is a trustee of the Asia Foundation Singapore. He has a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University (1974) and a Master of Public Affairs degree from Princeton University (1976). He speaks French, Persian and Thai."