Vice President and Chief Engineer
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Naveed Hussain is vice president and chief engineer for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), where he is responsible for ensuring world-class technical integrity for all BDS products and services. He leads a 20,000-person international engineering organization that includes teams across each BDS division.
Previously, Hussain served as 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. Hussain was appointed CTO in 2021, and was named to his BR&T leadership position in 2018. While overseeing BR&T, he led 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 included Boeing subsidiary, Aurora Flight Sciences, which specializes in creating advanced aircraft through the development of versatile and intuitive autonomous systems. Additionally, Hussain had oversight of operations at U.S. research centers in Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington as well as international research centers in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Russia and South Korea.
Before his BR&T 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 is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and joined the company as a Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellow in 1990. He holds nine patents in technology areas including extreme environment composites, structural health prognostics, edge computing and autonomy.
Hussain earned a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering. He also completed a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.