Juniper Networks has appointed Shaygan Kheradpir as its chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Kheradpir succeeds Kevin Johnson, who in July announced his plan to retire as CEO, and will remain as a member of the board.

Mr. Kheradpir joins Juniper Networks from Barclays 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, and part of the management team when Verizon was created.

Mr. Kheradpir holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

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