Satish Dhanasekaran, Keysight CEO

Keysight Technologies Appoints a Chief Operating Officer

  • Keysight Technologies announced that Satish Dhanasekaran has been appointed chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately.
  • Dhanasekaran has been president of Keysight’s largest business, the Communications Solutions Group, since 2017.

In his role as COO, Dhanasekaran has responsibility for growing orders and increasing annual recurring revenue for the company. He oversees the functions that contribute to these objectives, including 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.
As head of the Communications Solutions Group, Dhanasekaran 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.

Dhanasekaran joined the American company in 2006. He led the wireless business before taking over as head of the communication solutions group. He has more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry across a broad spectrum of responsibilities (product, sales, marketing and business development).

Keysight also announced that Jay Alexander, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), will retire at the end of 2021. Until his retirement, he will support Dhanasekaran in its new mission.

Alexander has been with the company since 1986. He spent many of those years working in the company’s oscilloscope business, in roles ranging from R&D engineer to vice president and general manager. As Keysight’s CTO since 2014, Alexander has been responsible for central hardware and software technology development, including the PathWave software platform and other facets of Keysight’s software-centric solutions strategy. He holds 24 U.S. patents, all of which come from his time with the company.