Ron Nersesian is executive chairman of Keysight Technologies. Until May 2022, Nersesian served as president and chief executive officer of Keysight for over seven years. Nersesian was appointed president and CEO of Keysight when Agilent announced the separation of its electronic measurement business in 2013. Keysight became an independent, public company in November 2014. Nersesian was named chairman of Keysight in 2019.
Under Nersesian’s tenure as CEO, Keysight executed its software-centric solutions strategy and focused on customer success to achieve strong results, including 10 percent compound annual revenue growth, 18 percent annualized earnings, and shareholder returns nearly four times that of the S&P 500.
Nersesian began his career in 1982 with Computer Sciences Corporation as a systems engineer for satellite communications systems. In 1984, he joined Hewlett-Packard (Agilent’s predecessor company) and served in a range of management roles during his tenure.
In 1996, Nersesian joined another industry player as vice president of worldwide marketing. He subsequently assumed other senior management roles through 2002, including senior vice president and general manager of the company's digital storage oscilloscope business.
Nersesian joined Agilent Technologies in 2002 as vice president and general manager of the company's Design Validation Division. In 2005, he was named vice president and general manager of the company's Wireless Business Unit and manager of Agilent's Santa Rosa, California site. In 2009, Nersesian was named president of Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group. He was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Agilent Technologies in 2011. The following year Nersesian was promoted to president and chief operating officer.
Nersesian holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Satish Dhanasekaran is president and chief executive officer, and serves on the Board of Directors, of Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Dhanasekaran has extended the company’s leadership in electronic design and test through a relentless focus on innovation, customer centricity, and operational excellence.
Dhanasekaran assumed the role of CEO on May 1, 2022, and is the second CEO to lead the company since its founding in 2014. He began his career at Keysight in 2006 as an engineer, and during his tenure, has helped shape the company’s strategy in multiple leadership roles. He served as the president of Keysight’s Communications Solutions Group, a multi-billion global business that serves the communications ecosystem and aerospace defense industry. He and his team established Keysight’s leadership in 5G and made significant contributions to accelerate technology adoptions in other key areas, including 400G, quantum, and electromagnetic spectrum operations. Most recently, Dhanasekaran served as Keysight’s senior vice president and chief operating officer with responsibility for the functions that contribute to order growth and recurring revenue.
Dhanasekaran is passionate about progressing technology adoptions rapidly through active industry body participation and sponsors Keysight’s participation on the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Technological Advisory Committee, with the NextG Alliance, and in industry standards bodies and consortiums. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from Florida State University and an executive education certification from The Wharton Business School.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Neil Dougherty is executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer of Keysight Technologies. As CFO Dougherty leads the company's global finance operations including tax, treasury, and investor relations.
Dougherty joined Hewlett-Packard in 1996 as a financial analyst. He subsequently held division and business unit controllership positions with both H-P and Agilent before becoming Agilent's assistant treasurer in 2006. In 2010, Dougherty joined Corporate Development as a senior director where he was responsible for domestic and international acquisitions and divestitures. Dougherty was most recently Agilent Technologies' vice president and treasurer.
Dougherty holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B.A. in economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Ee Huei Sin
Senior Vice President
President, Electronic Industrial Solutions Group
Ee Huei Sin is senior vice president of Keysight Technologies, and president of the Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG) which addresses the automotive, energy, general electronics, manufacturing, education, and semiconductor businesses.
She has more than 28 years of experience in managing a broad portfolio of businesses in the general purpose, electronics measurement, and semiconductor industries where she has held a variety of key global positions in marketing, manufacturing, order fulfillment, engineering, and business management.
Ee was previously the vice president and general manager of Keysight’s General Electronics Measurement Solutions where she drove the company’s diverse portfolio of businesses across the broad-based general electronics and education markets. This encompassed the consumer electronics, healthcare, and industrial and process control segments as well as the education eco-system comprising both teaching and research labs.
Concurrently, Ee was also the vice president of Keysight Education. In this role, she led the company-wide efforts to establish strong relationships with universities and advance long-term preference for the Keysight brand with future customers and employees.
Prior to Keysight, Ee served as the vice president and general manager of Agilent’s General-Purpose Electronic Measurement Division where she was responsible for the general-purpose electronic instruments and test tools.
She holds a bachelor of science degree in microelectronics and physics from Campbell University, North Carolina, and an executive education certification from Columbia Business School.
Ee Huei Sin
Chief People and Administrative Officer and Chief of Staff
Ingrid Estrada is Chief People and Administrative Officer at Keysight Technologies, as well as Chief of Staff. Estrada's responsibilities include directing Keysight's global policies and programs for leadership and talent development, compensation, benefits, staffing and workforce planning, human resources systems, education and organization development, workplace strategies, global sourcing and indirect procurement, and ensuring effective and efficient internal company operations.
Estrada joined Hewlett-Packard in 1990 where she held a number of procurement, order management and order fulfillment positions. From 1995 through 2004, she served a variety of senior management roles in manufacturing, materials, and supply chain management, at both the division and business unit levels at Hewlett-Packard and then Agilent Technologies. In 2004, Estrada was named a senior manager of manufacturing for Agilent's Wireless Business Unit and launched the transformation of the Electronic Measurement Group supply chain.
In 2006, Estrada was promoted to vice president and general manager of the Remarketing Solutions Division. In 2011, she was named vice president and general manager of Global Sourcing for Agilent Technologies. In 2014, she was named senior vice president of Human Resources for Keysight.
Estrada holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and an Executive MBA from Stanford University.
Gooi Soon Chai
Senior Vice President
President, Order Fulfillment and Digital Operations
Gooi Soon Chai is senior vice president, Keysight, and president of Order Fulfillment and Digital Operations. In this role, Gooi is responsible for Keysight’s Software Test Automation business, Order Fulfillment, Global Procurement & Materials, and Information Technology functions. This includes advancing digital transformation through Keysight’s intelligent software test solutions, digital platforms, and application services as well as managing the end-to-end supply chain that encompasses manufacturing operations, technology centers, global supply chain operations, engineering, global trade logistics, and compliance.
Most recently, Gooi was the president of the Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG) where he established Keysight Technologies as a key player in the automotive, internet of things (IoT) and semiconductor measurement segments. Under Gooi’s leadership, the EISG team made significant contributions to accelerate growth and profitability.
Prior to this, Gooi served as the president of Agilent Order Fulfillment for the company’s Life Sciences, Chemical Analysis, and Electronic Measurement business groups. He was responsible for leading efforts to leverage the company’s strength in supply chain and engineering operations across the three business groups.
In 2006, he was named the Vice President and General Manager of the Electronic Instruments Business Unit (EIBU) at Agilent Technologies. In this role, he managed a diverse portfolio of businesses serving the general purpose, semiconductor, board-test, and nanotechnology markets.
He holds a bachelor of science degree, with first class honors, in electrical and electronics engineering from University of London, and a master of science degree in computing science from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.
Gooi Soon Chai
Senior Vice President,
Chief Marketing Officer
Marie Hattar is chief marketing officer of Keysight Technologies. Hattar is responsible for Keysight’s brand and global marketing results. She drives Keysight’s corporate positioning, messaging, and communications to internal and external stakeholders to create a competitive advantage for the company’s growth initiatives. Hattar has more than 20 years of marketing leadership spanning the security, routing, switching, telecom, and mobility markets.
Before joining Keysight as CMO, Hattar was chief marketing officer at Ixia and at Check Point Software Technologies where she reestablished those companies as leaders in their industries. Prior to these roles, Hattar was Vice President at Cisco, managing the company’s enterprise networking and security portfolio and helped drive Cisco’s market leadership in networking. Hattar also served in senior marketing and CTO roles at Nortel Networks, Alteon WebSystems, and Shasta Networks.
Hattar received her master’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from York University and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Senior Vice President
President, Communications Solutions Group
Kailash Narayanan is senior vice president of Keysight Technologies and president of the Communications Solutions Group (CSG).
Narayanan leads the $3.3+ billion global business that addresses the end-to-end communications industry, including wireless and wireline segments, as well as aerospace defense. With more than 3,000 employees worldwide, CSG focuses on enabling customers’ innovations to connect and secure the world. The team has made significant contributions to accelerate technology adoptions of 5G, 400/800G, electromagnetic spectrum operations and space and satellite modernization.
In his previous role, Narayanan served as president of Keysight’s $2.2+ billion Commercial Communications business, where he led Keysight’s wireless and wireline test programs and drove significant expansion in the 5G program. His team focused on delivering software-centric solutions to enable next-generation communication systems and applications.
Narayanan developed a broad set of executive connections across the industry and has been a champion of Keysight’s outside-in approach and commitment to customer centricity, driving external partnerships and enabling customer innovation.
Narayanan has a 20+ year tenure with Hewlett-Packard/Agilent/Keysight. He has held leadership positions and has significant experience across multiple functions especially in R&D (15 years) and manufacturing (3 years). He has been part of multiple businesses spanning wireline backhaul, base stations, signal sources, wireless handsets, and fiber optics.
Narayanan has authored articles in leading industry literature including Microwave Journal and has spoken at many industry events.
He holds an MS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois Chicago and an MBA from Walden University.
General Counsel and Secretary
Jeffrey Li is senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Keysight Technologies, Inc. As general counsel, he leads Keysight's legal, compliance, and customer contracts functions. In addition, Li acts as secretary to Keysight's Board of Directors.
Li has served as vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of Keysight since December 2013. Before that, he served as senior counsel of Agilent Technologies, Inc. since 2011.
Li was previously vice president and general counsel at Openwave Systems, Inc., a publicly traded software service provider for the communications industry. He also served as a corporate securities and tax attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop.
Li holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy from Amherst College, a J.D. from University of California Hastings College of the Law, and an LL.M in tax law from Golden Gate University.
Senior Vice President
President, Global Services
John Page is senior vice president, Keysight, and president of Global Services.
Page, most recently vice president of Keysight's business finance organization, has 25 years of financial and corporate leadership, including CEO and founder of a cloud- based computing company as well as CFO and senior management roles at leading semiconductor and electronics firms.
Page joined Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 1988 where he served in a variety of finance and operational positions. When Agilent Technologies was spun off from HP, Page helped lead the creation and spinoff of Lumileds as its first CFO. He was also one of the founders and executive staff of Agilent's Imaging Electronics Division, which he helped lead from inception to over $1B in revenue.
Page served as a member of the executive team at Nanosys from 2010-2014, where he was instrumental in the company's transition from a technology research powerhouse with over 800 patents into a growing commercial business in the electronics industry.
Page holds an M.B.A. from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester, and a B.A. in economics from the University of Rochester.
Principal Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller
John Skinner is vice president, Principal Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Keysight Technologies. He is responsible for all company accounting and financial reporting functions.
Skinner joined Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in 1988 where he served in a wide range of financial positions in HP's Test and Measurement Organization which included field, factory and international assignments. After Agilent's separation from HP in 1999, Skinner held a variety of senior roles in business and corporate finance. In 2005, Skinner was named the operational CFO of Agilent’s Operational Support Solutions Group. In 2009, Skinner served as the company's senior director of Enterprise Management Reporting. In 2012, Skinner was promoted to vice president and controller for Global Infrastructure and Enterprise Financial Planning and Analysis. In 2014, he was named Principal Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Keysight.
Skinner holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Mark Wallace is senior vice president, global sales for Keysight. As the leader of the company's global sales function, Wallace is responsible for orders and customer satisfaction for the company.
Most recently, Wallace was vice president and general manager of the Americas Field Operations for Keysight. Prior to that position, Wallace held a variety of leadership positions across sales, marketing, and channel management.
Wallace joined Hewlett-Packard in 1985 as a field engineer selling test and measurement products to the wireless industry. In 1995, he was named global business development manager responsible for sales and business development in Asia and Europe for major wireless accounts. Two years later, he was promoted to wireless sales manager for major accounts in the U.S.
Following the Agilent split from Hewlett-Packard in 1999, Wallace joined the Wireless Business Unit as channel manager responsible for global account management and business development into the wireless industry worldwide. He was later promoted to worldwide marketing manager responsible for all inbound and outbound marketing within the Wireless Business Unit. In August 2004, he was named national sales manager within North America and through several assignments has managed all portions of the US and Canadian test and measurement sales organizations, until his promotion to Americas Field Operation vice president in November 2011.
Wallace graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1987 and has attended the University of Chicago for executive studies. He is a member of IIT's Armour College of Engineering Advisory Board.