Coriant is fast becoming a well-known name in the world of telecom, and officially became its own entity in 2013. The company was previously part of Nokia Siemens. Due to its collaborations with Tellabs, Siemens Optical Networks and Sycamore Networks, Coriant has been widely successful. Coriant originated from Siemens’ technology department, which is based in the city of Munich in Germany. A large part of the reason why Coriant has experienced significant success is because of its new CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir.
Coriant is a huge player in the telecom industry because of the emergence of DWDM that took place in the late 1990s and the early 2000s. This form of technology is also known as optical transport network, or OTN. It was also recently announced Coriant will merge with Sycamore and operate as Coriant America, Inc.
Shaygan Kheradpir’s information technology and telecom career has placed him in several notable career positions. He’s been an executive at popular companies like Verizon, GTE, Juniper Networks and Barclays. In these positions, Kheradpir has contributed to a number of product development initiatives. He has also been instrumental in helping these companies to cut costs, proving that he possesses a wealth of financial knowledge as well.
Kheradpir began his career at GTE in 1987, and later served as the EVP and Chief Information Officer at Verizon. He was also on the leadership development team for FiOS, which is one of the U.S.’s largest infrastructure programs. After his time at Verizon, Shaygan became the Cheif Operations and Technology Officer at Barclays. He also served on the executive committee for the bank. While at Barclay’s, he played a leadership role in creating the TRANSFORM program for the company. This initiative updated the bank’s business technology, and involved 150,000 employees and 50 countries.
Kheradpir grew up in Iran, but was born in London. He moved to the United States to attend college, and earned his bachelor’s, master’s a doctorate in electrical engineering from Cornell University.