Shaygan Kheradpir is not a strange name in the optical transport vendor business. He is the current CEO and Board Chairman of Coriant Holdings. Coriant is a respected global supplier of innovative networking solutions to different leading network operators in different countries.
In his career, Shaygan has managed to get a name for himself as a recognized technology and business leader with not less than 28 years experience in the technology, telecom, and financial services industry. He started his career at GTE Corporation and after a short while got appointed as Verizon’s Chief Information Officer. During that time, he also used to be a member of the Executive Leadership team that was responsible for modernizing, innovating and creating better efficiency in the company.
According to Lightreading.com, he would later join Barclay’s as Chief Operations and Technology Officer and also made history by being the first technology officer in the bank to serve on the bank’s Executive Committee. At Barclay’s, he was very instrumental in creating the company’s TRANSFORM program that was historical in the sense that it transformed the bank to become modernized technologically. At the time, the bank was operating across 50 countries with more than 150 thousand employees.
After a successful stint at Barclay’s, he later became the Chief Executive Officer at Juniper Networks where he was also very instrumental in developing the Integrated Operating Plan for the company. He also focused a lot on the strategic growth markets of High IQ Networking and Cloud Builder.
Before getting appointed to his current role, Shaygan was the Operating Manager at Marlin Equity Partners which had the main focus on technology investments and telecom. Shaygan has a wide knowledge in matters related to telecommunications and engineering. He is a Cornell University Ph.D., Master’s and Bachelor’s holder in electrical engineering.
He has also managed to register patents in electrical payments, telecom, and media. In the past, he has made appearances on the board of the U.S National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has also been a member of the Cornell University Engineering Council. Shaygan is a perfect example of an individual who has worked to get where he is and still works hard to improve the society through his work.