Shaygan Kheradpir’s Latest Role: Improve Coriant

Shaygan Kheradpir recently became the CEO and Board Chairman of Coriant. Before taking the position as the CEO, he worked with the senior management team as an Operating Partner. Kheradpir has 28 years of experience in the telecom industry.

At Coriant, it will be Kheradpir’s responsibility to help grow the company while competing against companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco and Infinera. According to a special report, Coriant revenues in 2014 went down by 11%. At the same time, major competitors had very big revenue gains of 12%, 23%, and 26%. Coriant is counting on him to turn the company around so that they can compete and possibly overtake their rivals.

Coriant has created great deals with customers to win them over. Some of its major customers include NBN and BSNL located in Australia; Unicom, from China; and Telia Sonera International Carrier.

Prior to working for Coriant, he worked for Barclays. Before that, he was a major executive for Verizon and GTE. When he worked for Verizon, he was their EVP and CIO. He was one of the major individuals involved in helping Verizon develop and roll out its FiOS FTTH service. This program included a capital investment of over $20 billion.

After working for Verizon, he worked for Barclays. Within this position, he was the Chief Operations and Technology Officer. He also was involved in the Executive Committee of the bank. Another major accomplishment while in this position was that he was one of the creators of the TRANSFORM Program. This was a historical transformation at the bank for the 21st century. There were 50 countries and 150,000 employees involved in this transformation.

In his next position, he was the CEO of Juniper Networks. He created and integrated an Operating Plan for the organization which focused on execution of the strategic growth markets of Cloud Builder and High IQ Networking.

Shaygan obtained a bachelor’s, master’s, and a Ph.D in engineering from Cornell University. He also has many different patents in the areas of telecom, media, and payments. In addition to going to school at Cornell, he also had another role at the school. He was on The Advisory Board of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology and was on the Cornell University Engineering Council.

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