Shaygan Kheradpir; A Great Pillar Of Electrical Engineering

The discipline of engineering is a broad and comprehensive field that boasts of several sub disciplines. Out of this many sub-disciplines, there is one known as electrical engineering. This is a complex field that is composed of the two major factors namely electricity and magnetism that are also still divisible to mini-branches. The mini branches comprise of mind blowing lucrative career position that one can willingly undertake. Electrical engineering, therefore, comprises of the following branches: control systems, electronics, and microelectronics. Electrical engineering is a complex field that requires dire commitment and hard work to successfully pursue a bachelor’s, doctorate or masters degree. However, there are exceptional individuals with complex intellectual capabilities that went against the grain to pursue a course in electrical engineering. An honorary figure in this field who catapulted his way to the top while using electrical engineering as a stepping stone goes by the name Shaygan Kheradpir. His educational credentials speak volumes of his off the hook abilities and prowess in this sector of engineering. He holds the three honorary mentions at the same time that is: a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate all engraved in one being. He is a statutory figure with an emblem of prowess in the subject of electrical engineering.

Shaygan Kheradpir is an advocate for change in the massive field of business and technology. He is solely responsible for the dynamic changes of affairs in this sector. This has been achieved through various calculated maneuvers in his career. He began by being a core employee in GTE Laboratories. Here he was tied down to the primary tasks of network routing and management control. His ability to achieve his earlier set goals and outstanding responsibility led to him being appointed as the CIO (Chief Information Officer). At this level, his commitment and urge to succeed spoke for itself as he remained as the favorite especially among his seniors. His success story escalated the day he was crowned to be the president of Verizon of which he finally escalated to become the Chief Information Officer. His presence at Verizon oversaw a lot of changes that were spontaneously taking place in pursuit of the success of the company. When he took over leadership, several changes were evident: there was a boost in the telecommunication, and various processes were evolved to be automatic.

Shaygan Kheradpir’s career enjoyed a final significant boost as he later on moved to Barclays Bank to take over the role of COO (Chief Operating Officer). His entry into leadership immediately gave the result to mobile payment software known as pingit. The invention of pingit served as an important stepping stone on towards the untimely success of the company. He was later on promoted to work as the CEO of Jupiter networks. He subsequently introduced the IOP, which is majorly involved in dividends and cutting off most of the expenses. Shaygan Kheradpir was also a very active member of the National Institute of Science and Technology. At this level, he was able to foster various plans and aspirations that would go a long way towards the success of the Institute.

Billionaire Kenneth C. Griffin

October 15, 1968, Daytona beach, Florida, Kenneth C. Griffin was born. He joined Harvard in 1986 to study economics. It was during his freshman year that he started investing. By the time he was in his second year, he had started a hedge fund that dealt mainly with convertible bond arbitrage. He got capital from family and friends. In 1989, he acquired his economics degree from the institution and was given $1 million by Frank C Meyer to invest. The result is the great empire Kenneth has built for himself.

Portfolio
– Funder and C.E.O of Citadel, a diverse financial organization that houses Citadel which deals in asset management, citadel technology that handles investment management technology, and Citadel securities that is a leading liquidity provider in the U.S. 2 decades later, citadel now boasts of over 100 employees and an investment of more than $1 million.

Other interests
– He is a member of the G100. This is a network of 100 CEOs who hold meetings occasionally to talk about the state of the economy in the world.
– Serves as a member on the University of Chicago’s and Museum of Contemporary Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art Board of Trustees.
– Ken Griffin is the vice chairman of the Chicago Public Education Fund.
– An Avid art collector, Griffin is known to pay millions of dollars for great pieces of art.

Together with Anne Dias, founder of Aragon Global, they have three children.
– He is involved in philanthropic activities as a way of giving back to the community. He has parted with more than $500 million in support of various causes.
– Funded the opening of Woodlam High School, a new charter school in 2006.
– Through the Kenneth and Anne griffin foundation, he supports Chicago Heights Early Childhood center, University of Chicago’s Early child hood center and Children’s memorial hospital.
– Donated $150 million to Harvard as a need-based undergraduate financial aid. This led to the Financial aid office being renamed in his honor.
– Started the Citadel Group Foundation (CGF) which has contributed in a number of projects and organizations. They include: the Chicago public library, the Robin Hood foundation, the Field Museum of natural History, the Chicago symphony orchestra, and public education.
– He has also made some political contributions. These have been donations to candidates, organizations and parties that were in support of his views. They include the republican Governors Association, American crossroads, among others. This was after the 2007-08 financial crisis that hit the economy.
– He now ranks among the top 100 on the 400 richest people in America. This is according to the latest release by Forbes magazine.