Arriva announced that Firasat Hussain has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Hussain comes to arrivia with more than 23 years of experience in IT with several senior leadership roles at Ticketmaster, RR Donnelley, and Orbitz.
“I’m excited Firasat will be joining our company. Firasat comes to us from Ticketmaster, where he led a team of over 100 technologists responsible for engineering, operations and project management for Ticketmaster’s core ticketing platform”, said Mike Nelson, arrivia’s CEO. “His experience and accomplishments in the areas of software development and enterprise architecture for high volume consumer platforms, including travel, are a perfect fit for our next phase of growth.”
Firasat brings a high degree of organizational efficiency to arrivia with proven SaaS offerings delivering high volume experiences, and enterprise Agile and DevOps transformations. He has specialized in building customer-centric products and high-performance technology platforms for global companies in travel, live events, retail and healthcare.
“I am excited to be a part of arrivia’s growth as we merge technology from three companies, delivering large-scale product and technology initiatives driving the business forward”, said Firasat. “My experience with all facets of customer delivery and product development in the e-commerce space will help differentiate arrivia in the marketplace.”
arrivia has proven to be a highly resilient travel distribution company over the past year and is well positioned to build on the 20+ year history of innovation and industry leadership. As they pursue growth with existing and new customers across a range of different markets, they will further penetrate international markets and broaden their offerings with new products and enhanced technology.