Shaygan Kheradpir Replaces Pat DiePietro As CEO of Coriant


After dedicating his life to more than 30 years of business expertise, Shaygan Kheradpir has been announced to be the new CEO of Coriant. There really was no one else for the job, especially with his tenure in communications that spanned global giants like Verizon, GTE, and even Bell-Atlantic. He is replacing Pat DiePietro, who has moved on to another company to act as their corporate head. The other company is also affiliated with Coriant, but this move was something the company felt they needed to do to promote growth.

It was a time of celebration when the Iranian descendant landed one of the biggest positions around. Though Kheradpir is originally from England, his heritage if that of the Iranian culture. His father was a doctor and his mother a homemaker. He was taught that hard work always paid off, and he is living proof of that. When he graduated from college, he came to America to attend college. His selection was Cornell University. After university, he landed his first job at GTE, one of America’s biggest and best telephone companies at the time. During the 1990’s telephone technology was skyrocketing and he was on the cusp of something great in the telecommunications industry.

Though he has had many accomplishments during the years, his ability to manage a team of 7,000 people on a fiber optics spread is the most impressive. He stayed with GTE through their mergers and didn’t leave until 2011. He moved to Barclays, which some might have thought was an odd move, but after more than two decades in the phone business, he was ready to move on. Also in the cards for Kheradpir was more college. In fact, he graduated with a doctorate by the time it was all said and done. He is not only well skilled, but he has excellent companies and experience behind his name. Any company would be proud to have him.

Coriant is an optical transport vendor who felt he was perfect for the job. He has been working with the senior executive team since early this year for the takeover, but the public is just not becoming privy to this management move. There were no hard feelings between DiePietro and Kheradpir, he knew that it was time for him to go and another person lead the company into the next phase. With plenty of industry experience, he should be able to manage Coriant’s billion dollar industry.

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Russia Issues Ultimatum to George Soros’ Charities.



The Open Society Foundations around the world have opened this year on a sad note following the destruction of one of their projects in Russia. What makes matters worse is the fact that the heinous acts were perpetrated by government officials in the region.


Just a few days ago, Russian Media reported of an ongoing operation in the Northern Komi area targeting beneficiaries of Soros-funded projects. At a local college, a bundle of books in the library was set on fire. Officials also took with them multiple dozens of other textbooks. The books contained topics on the Renewal of Humanitarian Education and other subjects on governance that the government claimed contrary to its education system.


This hunt follows the official ban and blacklisting of two active foundations in the same area. Authorities feared the spread of ideological inclinations contrary to those of the regime. Some sources had earlier accused Soros and his organizations of providing ideologies that contradict the constitutional dispensation as well as the Federation’s tenets.


Following the accusations, a ban had been imposed on the groups. The Open Society Foundation, as well as the Open Society Institute, has operated in Russia and Ukraine ever since the fall communism. They were brought in to assist the torn communities heal and transition from the defunct social organization. Since then, they have facilitated social integration and exchange of cultural ideas with other communities in western countries.


George Soros has become a social entrepreneur and philanthropist since retiring from active management of his Soros Hedge Fund. George Soros seems to be under fire from various quarters. In his homeland, Hungary, politicians accused Soros of aiding illegal migrations of refugees who needed access to healthcare, education and housing. Neither George Soros nor any of his representatives has issued comments on these attacks on Open Society Foundations.


In other news, Soros is likely to continue doing his noble work. He has invested many years of his career and billions of dollars in making the world a better place. His philanthropy spreads beyond the United States to Europe, Asia, and Africa. If he ever gave up in life, then he would never have achieved such monumental success. The Open Society Foundations foster for an inclusive and transparent society where every life matters.


Concerning, the controversial shutdown in Russia, we can expect George to respond in a manner that justifies the behavior of an open society.