Mr. Desch has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Iridium Communications Inc., a global mobile, voice, and data satellite communications company, since 2009. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Iridium’s predecessor, Iridium Holdings LLC, beginning in 2006. Prior to joining Iridium, Mr. Desch served as Chief Executive Officer of Telcordia Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications software services provider that is now part of Ericsson. Previously, he spent 13 years at Nortel Networks Corporation, including as president of the company’s global wireless networks business, and as President of Global Carriers. Mr. Desch serves on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Mr. Desch, who has served on the Board since 2019, is a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.
Mr. Desch’s deep understanding of critical infrastructure from his 35 years in the telecommunications industry brings Unisys a unique and valuable perspective regarding the security challenges faced around the globe. In addition, his expertise with the Internet of Things (IoT) will help Unisys drive its Safe Cities initiative, which focuses on supporting governments around the world in protecting the security of IoT-enabled devices.