Aamir M. Hussain
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Joined CenturyLink: 2014
- Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer – 2014
- Bachelor’s Degree/Electrical Engineering – University of South Florida/Tampa, Florida
- Master’s Degree/Electrical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology/Atlanta, Georgia
Aamir Hussain leads the Product Development and Technology organization, which includes product/services strategy, digital platform development, business enablement, information technology, global network planning, engineering, construction, and operation and maintenance of CenturyLink’s global network. He and his teams are responsible for the design, delivery, operation and support of next-generation products, services, networks, technologies and IT functions critical to achieving CenturyLink’s strategic growth priorities.
Hussain is a veteran technology executive with more than 25 years of proven success in the implementation of global technology operations, operationalization of complex technology, infrastructures, and business solutions while driving capital cost efficiencies in the business. Since joining CenturyLink as CTO in 2014, he has worked aggressively to transform CenturyLink’s core network into a Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based environment. He’s also been instrumental in accelerating broadband enablement efforts through innovative solutions such as vectoring/bonding, GPON and G.fast.
Hussain has a diverse background in data, security, voice, video and wireless technologies. Prior to joining CenturyLink, he held senior leadership roles at Liberty Global, Covad, TELUS and Qwest. Hussain sits on several startup and non-profit boards, is technical advisor to technology companies and holds 11 patents in Telecommunications. In addition, he has completed leadership, innovation and strategy training from Harvard, the INSEAD institute in France and the International School of Business Management in Switzerland.