SAVANNAH, Georgia, September 3, 2014 – Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today appointed Leda Chong, senior vice president, Asia Pacific. Chong is now a member of Gulfstream’s Leadership Team and reports to Gulfstream president Larry Flynn.
In her new position, Chong is responsible for business development, strategic planning and government relations within the Asia-Pacific region for both Gulfstream and the Aerospace business group of General Dynamics, Gulfstream’s parent company. She will work closely with the region’s aviation industries and authorities to ensure the continued growth of business aviation.
“During Leda’s tenure, Gulfstream’s Asia-Pacific presence has increased dramatically, and we’ve significantly enhanced our support of cooperative programs focused on the continued development of business aviation,” Flynn said. “She has worked closely with customers, partners and government representatives to develop business aviation initiatives. Her support of aviation programs, such as the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program, helped to showcase the major economic and social benefits of business aviation, implement key regulatory initiatives and design a road map for general aviation growth. This appointment will further strengthen our relationships with all of these key stakeholders.”
Chong joined General Dynamics in 2007 as a director of government relations and was appointed staff vice president of government relations in 2009. In that role, she coordinated advocacy efforts on behalf of business units supporting customers in federal, civil and intelligence communities. Most recently, Chong served as the head of the Asia-Pacific region for the General Dynamics Aerospace business group.
Prior to joining General Dynamics, Chong served in the U.S. Navy, retiring in the rank of commander. She is a native of Hong Kong and fluent in Chinese. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego, with degrees in applied mathematics and French literature.
Chong is based in Beijing.