Monday, November 10, 2014

Juniper Appoints New CEO following Board Level Dispute

Juniper Networks appointed Rami Rahim as chief executive officer effective immediately following the sudden resignation of Shaygan Kheradpir as CEO and director of the company. Juniper said the followed a review by its board of directors regarding Kheradpir's conduct in connection with a particular negotiation with a customer.

 Rahim started at Juniper as employee #32 and worked as an engineer on Juniper's first product, the M40 core router. Rahim was also one of the original architects of the MX, Juniper's flagship routing platform. He most recently served as executive vice president and general manager, Juniper Development and Innovation.

 Rahim holds 17 US Patents in networking technologies, a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

  • Shaygan Kheradpir took over as CEO of Juniper Networks on January 1, 2014. Kheradpir replaced Kevin Johnson, who in July 2013 announced his plan to retire as CEO.  Kheradpir joined Juniper Networks from Barclays PLC, where he served as the chief operations and technology officer, and as a member of its executive committee. Prior to joining Barclays, he was executive vice president and chief information and technology officer at Verizon Communications. He holds a bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

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