Shaygan Kheradpir: Technological and Business Leader Extraordinaire
Shaygan Kheradpir is an accomplished Iranian-American businessman who has had a successful career heading some of the biggest conglomerates in the fields of Finance and Technology. The electrical engineer, with a Cornell University PhD in the field, is Coriant’s current CEO. He has headed the Naperville, Illinois, based company since 2014. He formerly served on boards like YMCA (New York) and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Born in London in 1960, Shaygan grew up in Iran after his father moved the family back to his home country. However, in order to attend college, Shaygan moved to the United States of America and enrolled at Cornell University in New York. He studied electrical engineering. Today, he holds US citizenship.
After college, Shaygan joined GTE in the year 1987. He joined as an engineer and began work on the firm’s network routing systems. He eventually got a control and management job and headed software systems and eventually developed a national platform for network management. He subsequently got promoted until he became the CIO of the firm. In 2000, after a merger between Bell Atlantic and GTE, he became Verizon’s president of the newly formed e-business division.
Kheradpir joined Barclays as COO in 2011. He joined the global banking conglomerate at its head offices in London, UK. He was later promoted to the CTO position. In 2014, he joined Verizon but left in the same year to join Merlin Equity Partners and later Coriant as CEO.
Shaygan Kheradpir is the current CEO of Coriant and the company’s board chair. He is a recognized leader in the fields of business and technology with a long career spanning over 28 years. His experience spans across fields like technology, financial services and telecommunications. He has held several top jobs in some of the biggest companies in their respective industries like Barclays (financial industry) and Coriant (technological and networking giant).
Shaygan was born in London, UK, but grew up in Iran. He attended and acquired all his academic accolades from Cornell University. He studied electrical engineering and has a bachelor’s degree, a masters and a doctorate degree in the field. He currently sits on the National Institute of Standards and Technology board, chairs the board of Coriant and is a current member of Cornell University’s Engineering Council.