Keysight appoints Satish Dhanasekaran as COO

Keysight Technologies announced the appointment of Satish Dhanasekaran as chief operating officer (COO).
Keysight Technologies for telecom operatorsSatish Dhanasekaran has been president of Keysight’s largest business, the Communications Solutions Group, since 2017.

Satish Dhanasekaran will be responsible for growing orders and increasing annual recurring revenue for the company. He oversees market and technology research; development of new technologies, products, and solutions; services; marketing; and sales. He will continue to report to Ron Nersesian, chairman and chief executive officer.

Satish Dhanasekaran, as head of the Communications Solutions Group, led Keysight’s $3.2 billion global business that addresses the communications ecosystem, including wireless and wireline, as well as aerospace defense and government customers.

He and his team secured Keysight’s leadership in 5G and made significant contributions to accelerate technology adoption in other key areas, including 400GE and electromagnetic spectrum operations.

Satish Dhanasekaran joined the company in 2006. Prior to leading the Communications Solutions Group, he managed the company’s wireless business where he drove the transformation of Keysight’s portfolio to provide design and test solutions across the full communications stack, including both hardware and software layers, and positioned the business for leadership in 5G.

Keysight also announced that Jay Alexander, chief technology officer (CTO), has chosen to retire in late 2021. Until his retirement, he will support the success of Satish Dhanasekaran in his new role and help determine the go-forward leadership of the critical teams within the CTO organization.

Keysight Technologies also announced that Ee Huei Sin, head of Keysight’s General Electronics Measurement business, has been promoted to lead the Electronic Industrial Solutions Group.

Huei Sin takes over from Gooi Soon Chai who led the business since 2015. Soon Chai will continue to lead Eggplant, the test automation software company Keysight acquired in June 2020, as well as Keysight’s Order Fulfillment and Information Technology groups.