Shahram Akhavan

Shahram Akhavan

VP of Program Management

Mr. Shahram Akhavan is responsible for the program management discipline for both the R&D and NPI operations at RANOVUS.

Prior to joining RANOVUS, Shahram held Senior Engineering & Program Management positions at Lumentum (formerly JDSU), and prior to that at Nortel Networks for over 25 years combined. Most recently, during the last eight years of his tenure with Lumentum, he led program teams & successfully delivered numerous Circuit Pack and Amplifier Module programs to leading first tier customers of the company. He oversaw programs from design concept to manufacturing, at various CMs. Prior to that, he was responsible for management of various functional teams.

Shahram’s last assignment at Nortel was Product Incubation in the Advanced Technology division, where he managed distributed product development teams. During his time at Nortel, he also held various management & engineering positions in Optical Networks, Wireline Networks, and Standards divisions. Additionally, he has provided consulting services to Newbridge (currently Nokia), General Dynamics (GDC), Bell Northern Research (BNR) and MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA).

Shahram holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science & Mathematics from University of London, England and M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from University of Ottawa, Canada.

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