Coriant forms executive advisory board to support global growth strategy

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS – Coriant has announced the formation of its first executive advisory board. The board will provide counsel to Coriant’s leadership team to help expand the company’s strategic customer relationships, explore new opportunities for growth and broaden partners for its multi-sided platform partner program. Coriant’s initial Executive advisory board members include distinguished networking and technology industry executives: Shanker Baheria, Rick Hubbard, Daniele Ruvinetti, Sam Saba and Alex Shalaby.

‘The establishment of this executive advisory board is part of Coriant’s strategy to help us advance the company further as a best-in-class provider of customer-centric networking solutions optimized for key trends, including 5G, IoT, AI and the Industrial internet,’ said Coriant CEO and chairman Shaygan Kheradpir. ‘We are honoured to welcome trusted experts with unparalleled experience and insight to our newly formed executive advisory board. We look forward to working with these outstanding individuals who are proven leaders with exceptional track records and business acumen in building and supporting telecommunications companies.’

Coriant’s initial Executive Advisory Board appointees include:

Shanker Baheria, former business finance head of OpCo, the telecom operations business unit of Aircel Ltd. He brings a diverse background in finance, business planning, project management and operations and has played a key role in the rollout of various networks.

Rick Hubbard, former senior vice president of business product management, AT&T. Hubbard brings deep expertise in diverse business solutions and networking technologies. He was responsible for the P&L and strategic roadmaps for MPLS, Ethernet, SD-WAN, VoIP, unified communications, internet, and mobility services for AT&T’s business customers.

Daniele Ruvinetti, shareholder and vice president, Vuetel Italia. With extensive telecom consulting experience working with large IT organizations, he previously served as a senior advisor to the Presidential Council of the Lybian National Accord. 

Sam Saba, former senior advisor, Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania & India. He brings extensive global telecom sales and operations experience. Saba previously was president of Ericsson South East Asia & Oceania based in Singapore.

AIskandar (Alex) Shalaby, former chairman and CEO, Mobinil (now Orange Egypt). Shalaby was previously the director for public affairs for AT&T in Washington, D.C. In addition to serving as AT&T’s liaison to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and lobbying the executive branch of the U.S. government, he established the first presence for AT&T in a number of countries throughout the Middle East and Africa.

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