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Former Leonardo Exec Vivek Upadhyaya Joins Mercury Systems as Finance VP

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has assigned the role of vice president of finance to Vivek Upadhyaya, former chief financial officer, treasurer and chief information officer at Leonardo‘s electronics subsidiary in the U.S.

He will oversee Mercury’s corporate finance team and its forecasting, internal management reporting and analysis functions, the defense electronics supplier said Monday.

Upadhyaya has more than 30 years of experience in finance, business development and operations. He served in leadership roles at Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN), the Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) and Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) earlier in his career.

His career in the government services industry started at Orbital ATK, where he served as VP of financial planning from 2012 until the rocket builder was purchased by Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) in 2018. He continued in that role under Northrop’s innovation systems sector through January 2019.

He then moved on to Israel Aerospace Industries North American arm as CFO and later became president and CEO of the subsidiary.

Upadhyaya joined Leonardo Electronics U.S. in August 2020.

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