Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) Names Shaygan Kheradpir As CEO
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has named Shaygan Kheradpir as the new CEO of the company. Kheradpir is currently the chief operations and technology officer at Barclays before joining Juniper. Kheradpir will become CEO at Juniper effective January 1st, 2014.
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) CEO Kevin Johnson announced in July that he plans to retire once a successor was brought in. Johnson worked at Microsoft for 16 years before joining Juniper. He became CEO of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) in 2008. Johnson will
Kheradpir was also a member of the executive committee at Barclays. Before Barclays, Kheradpir was an executive at Verizon Communications. He was part of the management team that turned Verizon into a broadband, media, and wireless service giant.
“The board has conducted a comprehensive search process and we’re very excited to name Shaygan Kheradpir as our next chief executive officer,” stated Scott Kriens, chairman of the board, Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). “Shaygan has a proven track record of successful business operations and technology leadership, with industry knowledge and technical vision from the perspectives of both telecommunications service providers and global enterprises. Most importantly, Shaygan’s values and vision for the company align very tightly with our own, building a strong foundation for Juniper’s future.”
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