Shaygan Kheradpir the CEO and New Driver of Coriant

Shaygan Kheradpir was born on December, 19th, 1960 in London, United Kingdom. He grew up in Iran. He studied at the Cornell University in the United States, where graduated with a bachelor’s, Master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering.
Kheradpir’s first job was the GTE Laboratories in his duties involved network routing, control, and management. He was then appointed the Chief Information Officer at the GTE firm. GTE combined with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communications. Shaygan worked as the head of the Verizon before becoming the firm’s first CIO. In Verizon, he broadened the range of telecommunications services.

Shaygan Kheradpir in January 2011 joined Barclays as the Chief Operating Officer of Global Retail and Business Bank. He later became the Chief Operations and Technology Officer. Mr. Kheradpir worked as the CEO of Juniper Networks and developed and invented a restructuring and cost effective plan that Juniper called Integrated Operating Plan. He shortly joined Marlin Equity Partner before he was appointed the president and the chairperson at Coriant.


On September 28th, 2015, Shaygan Kheradpir was named the chair of the board and the Chief Executive Officer of Coriant. He succeeded President and CEO Pat DiPietro. He became the head after working hand in hand with the senior management team as the Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners. He took his new position to get Coriant firm’s growth plan and strengthen focus on the solutions that involve the customers in today’s modernized, dynamic and competitive market.
Kheradpir’s experience and leadership skills in extensive industry, business, and operational skills would drive the Coriant to the highest new level. Shaygan is a leading technology and business expert with over 28 years of experience in technology, telecom, and financial services companies.

In his speech, Mr. Kheradpir said that Coriant’s comprehensive data networking solutions, world-class level technology, invention, around the world reach and the expanding consumer network operator, are what drew him to the company. As the market continues to seek a whole new level and useful innovation in network creation and operations, Shaygan expressed confident that Coriant Company will provide their customers with needed network solutions and cost effective services.
DiPietro welcomed the new president and expressed faith in his leadership and expertise, saying that Coriant will expand and grow to the next level.

Merlin Equity Partners formed Coriant Company through the merging of the Nokia Siemens Networks, Optical Networks, Tellabs and Sycamore Networks businesses. Coriant is a legitimate supplier of innovative networking solutions to major network agents in more than a hundred countries. Its customers are 9 of 10 global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers, government agencies and cloud providers Enterprise among others.


Coriant solutions are the foundation for billions of dollars in the end-user revenue. Its first achievements include; a world record for transmitting a capacity of 57.6 Tbps over hollow core fibers, industry’s first ROADM-on-a-blade, industry’s first optical layer and unique mTera Universal Transport Platform. For more information on Coriant Company and Shaygan visit