Manjula Sriram joins Iridium as new CIO

Manjula Sriram joins Iridium as new chief information officer

06 January 2022 | Natalie Bannerman

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Iridium Communications has appointed Manjula Sriram as the company's new vice president & chief information officer (CIO).

In this new role, Sriram will report directly to chief financial officer Tom Fitzpatrick and will be responsible for leading Iridium’s IT business as it implements information systems to support both distributed and centralised business operations.

“Iridium is in a unique position of growth, which makes having the right leadership for ensuring secure information technology essential to supporting our expanding goals,” said Fitzpatrick.

“We’re thrilled to have Manjula join us with a depth of knowledge and experience that makes her the ideal fit to strategise and direct all aspects of Iridium’s information technology infrastructure moving forward.”

As vice president & CIO at Iridium, Sriram will lead the strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, as well as the coordination of Iridium’s technology roadmap.

This includes overseeing the implementation, maintenance and compliance of the entire enterprise-wide technology, security and billing systems. 

“Iridium enjoys an enviable market position with an attractive growth trajectory, which is one of the many reasons I decided to join the company,” said Sriram.

“Following the successful launch of Iridium’s second-generation constellation, the company is at an interesting juncture to grow, and there are countless opportunities for building Iridium’s assets, which start first with the right people and then the right technology.”

With more than twelve years of senior IT management experience, Sriram previously served for the past four years, as vice president in the role of CIO for The Joint Chiropractic. During this time, she was responsible for the commercial and enterprise IT infrastructure for the company’s corporate and clinical operations.

Prior to this, she spent four years as the director of customer implementation & support for Early Warning Service, a financial systems company, to provide risk management solutions across a network of 2,300 financial institutions, government entities and payment companies.

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