Chief Information Officer
Mr. Desai was appointed as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in June of 2020. Mr. Desai has executive responsibility for developing and executing the Commission’s IT strategy. Previously, Mr. Desai served as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Mr. Desai has also served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the FERC. He provided strategic direction for and managed the Commission’s information security, systems assurance, records management, and privacy programs. Mr. Desai graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in business information technology from Virginia Tech and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He is the recipient of the 2017 Federal Computer Week Federal 100 and Rising Star awards.