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Keysight Declares Satish Dhanasekaran as New CEO

Ron Nersesian, current President and Chief Executive Officer of Keysight, will be retiring after a long and successful career with the company but will continue as Executive Chairman of the Board.

Keysight Technologies has declared that COO Satish Dhanasekaran will become President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and will join the Keysight Board of Directors, effective May 1, 2022.

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Satish Dhanasekaran, Keysight Technologies

Ron Nersesian, current President and Chief Executive Officer of Keysight, will be retiring after a long and successful career with the company but will continue as Executive Chairman of the Board.

“I am incredibly proud of the exceptional results that the Keysight team has achieved for customers and shareholders,” said Nersesian. “Looking ahead, I am even more confident in Keysight’s prospects and ability to drive further value creation given the strength of the company’s differentiated solutions, R&D investments, sales and marketing engines, leadership team, balance sheet, and culture.”

“I love Keysight deeply and I feel confident in its future with Satish as CEO and the exceptional leadership team and employees in place,” said Nersesian. “Through the Board’s succession planning process, Satish’s market expertise, strategic insight, and high-performance track record made him the clear choice to lead Keysight. I look forward to continuing with Keysight as Executive Chairman and working with Satish and the Board to build on Keysight’s strong momentum to create further value for all stakeholders.”

“I am honored that the Board has selected me to succeed Ron as Keysight’s President and CEO. Keysight’s purpose of accelerating innovation to connect and secure the world enables us to capture opportunities across our diverse set of end markets and extend our track record of strong financial performance,” said Dhanasekaran. “Keysight has a very bright future ahead, and I look forward to working with the team to execute our software-centric solutions strategy and apply the Keysight Leadership Model to deliver greater value for our customers, shareholders and employees.”

Nersesian has spent over 30 years with the company and its predecessors. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of Keysight when Agilent Technologies decided to spin out the business in 2013.

Under Nersesian’s leadership, Keysight’s revenues have increased at a ten percent compound annual growth rate, while generating annualized earnings and free cash flow growth of eighteen percent and twenty-five percent, respectively.

Dhanasekaran began his career at Keysight in 2006. He has been Chief Operating Officer since 2020, focused on growing orders, increasing annual recurring revenue and driving the company’s growth initiatives.

Before becoming Chief Operating Officer, Dhanasekaran led Keysight’s Communications Solutions Group, the company’s largest business segment, that addresses the communications ecosystem, including wireless and wireline, as well as aerospace defense and government customers.

As the head of this business, he successfully drove order and revenue growth, expanded margins and increased its software solutions mix.

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