Akamai Technologies announced the appointment of Fari Ebrahimi as chief information officer (CIO) – replacing Kumud Kalia.
Fari Ebrahimi will be responsible for business transformation including global strategy, development, and operation of the applications and IT infrastructure.
Fari Ebrahimi, who will be based in Akamai’s corporate headquarters in Cambridge, MA, will report to Akamai CEO Tom Leighton.
Most recently, Fari Ebrahimi served as CIO of Avaya, leading the company’s digital transformation for 11,000 global employees, 10,000 partners, and thousands of customers worldwide.
At Avaya, Fari Ebrahimi was responsible for employee and customer engagement of cloud and mobile technologies, while maximizing cost-savings through innovation and business process re-engineering.
Prior to Avaya, Fari Ebrahimi spent 13 years at Verizon Communications in executive IT roles including president of Verizon Information Technologies, where he managed a global IT software and services P&L with annual revenues of $150 million, and as SVP and CIO of Verizon Services Operations, leading over 4,000 technology professionals focused on streamlining operations across Verizon.
Fari Ebrahimi has 21 U.S. patents granted in his name, and 6 patent application publications.