Aamir Hussain rejoins MEF amid appointment at Verizon

Aamir Hussain rejoins MEF amid appointment at Verizon Business

17 January 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Aamir Hussain has rejoined the MEF board of directors, a position he held in 2018 during his tenure at CenturyLink.

Hussain sits on the board alongside a group of service and technology provider executives as well as other experts who is guiding the organisation’s MEF 3.0 initiative.

“We welcome Aamir to the Board of Directors again, as his insight gained from leading some of the world’s largest service providers and now being an integral part of the Verizon team, is beyond valuable,” said Nan Chen, president of MEF. “The outstanding team of industry innovators on our Board offers a wealth of experience that MEF will leverage to accelerate transformation to dynamic and assured services across a global federation of automated networks.”

The news comes as Hussain confirms his latest appointment as senior vice president and chief product officer at Verizon Business Group. He entered the role in December 2019 after previously being named CEO of Collinear, a provider of wireless connectivity solutions. Prior to this he served as CTO at CenturyLink.

“I am honoured to rejoin the MEF Board and be a part of the innovation to transform the way services are created, certified, and delivered,” said Hussain. “It’s an exciting time for MEF, the industry, as well as myself, and I look forward to partnering with global service providers and technology vendors to progress the journey to automated, virtualised, and interconnected networks.”

As Hussain enters the MEF board, Shawn Hakl, senior vice president of business products at Verizon and MEF board member since 2017, is stepping down.

“We are extremely thankful for the time Shawn devoted to MEF and its initiatives. He is a distinguished member of our community and the communications industry, and he’s made outstanding contributions that continue to propel our efforts forward,” added Chen.