Coriant was founded in 2013 after it became independent from Nokia Siemens Networks under the ownership of Marlin Equity Partners. Coriant is headquarted in Munich, Germany, it operates worldwide in more than 48 countries. Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport networking solutions, offers a complete range of solutions in the area of multi-layer metro-to-core transport systems. Coriant holds more than 1,800 patents and has more than 35 years of experience delivering tier 1 networking products and services.
In September 2015 Coriant named Shaygan Kheradpir as the CEO and Board Chairman of the Board. Shaygan’s main strength is his ability to help network operators build resilient, flexible and scalable transport networks. He feels his team at Coriant has the expertise to change the nature of mobile video and cloud-based services.
In the year 2000, GTE and Bell Atlantic merged and formed a new organization called Verizon Communications. Shaygan Kheradpir served as the president of e-business division at Verizon before progressing to become the organization’s first CTO/CIO.
Prior to his role as COO and CTO at Barclays, Shaygan played an important role in the development of customer products, and introduced the mobile money system, Pingit, which enables mobile phone users to make free payments to other UK mobile users directly.
Shaygan Kheradpir holds many patents and currently has a seat on Cornell’s Innovative Council. Kheradpir says he is ready for the challenge and opportunity to lead Coriant into the 21st century. Shaygan’s strategic analysis and his ability to execute ideas will drive Coriant’s growth to the next level.