Naveed Hussain is Boeing’s chief technology officer (CTO) and vice president and general manager of Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), Boeing’s advanced central research and development unit. In his role as CTO, Hussain accelerates Boeing’s innovations and technology by leading the development and implementation of the company’s enterprise technology investment strategy.
As a trusted research, technology and technical organization, BR&T develops innovative technologies that break barriers, enabling the development of future aerospace solutions while improving the cycle time, competitiveness, quality and performance of existing Boeing products and services. Named to his BR&T position in 2018, Hussain leads a team of scientists, technologists, technicians and engineers who collaborate with research and development partners worldwide to solve the aerospace industry's toughest challenges.
This also includes Boeing subsidiary, Aurora Flight Sciences, which specializes in creating advanced aircraft through the development of versatile and intuitive autonomous systems. Additionally, Hussain has oversight of operations at five research centers in the U.S. including Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington, as well as seven international research centers in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Russia and South Korea.
Prior to this assignment, Hussain was the vice president of Aeromechanics Technology for Boeing. Previously, he led Platform & Networked Systems Technology for BR&T, launched the BR&T – India research center in Bangalore and directed Boeing Defense, Space, & Security Flight Engineering. He holds eight patents and joined the company as a Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellow in 1990.
Hussain earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering. He also completed a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.