While serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coriant, Dr. Kheradpir propelled the company to become the leading insurgent telecom equipment company worldwide across high-speed packet-optical and 5G networks. Dr. Kheradpir’s extensive accomplishments throughout his career also include elevating Juniper Networks to become a premier “cloud builder” and creator of “high IQ networks” via cutting edge networking technology, automation and machine learning; helping to set the course for 21st Century industrialization while at Barclays; and aiding in Verizon’s transformation from a phone company to a premier telecom company worldwide in super high-speed networks such as FiOS and 4G-LTE.

Dr. Kheradpir received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University. Dr. Kheradpir is on the Board of the MTN Group, is a member of the Cornell University Engineering Council, and served on the Advisory Board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Kheradpir was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame in 2006 and selected in 1990 as outstanding young engineer by U.S. National Academy of Engineering.