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Murali Krishnan

Vice President and General Manager
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Murali Krishnan Harris Corporation


Murali Krishnan is vice president and general manager of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) business unit within Harris Corporation’s Space and Intelligence Systems segment. Space and Intelligence Systems offers complete Earth observation, weather, geospatial, space protection, and intelligence solutions from advanced sensors and payloads, ground processing, and information analytics.

The ISR business provides ISR products and solutions in government, civil, and commercial markets, including space antennas, hosted payloads, space and air sensors, universe exploration, ground processing, and analytics. Krishnan is responsible for ensuring execution of existing programs, driving technology and business development to capture new opportunities, and leading the strategic priorities of Harris’ ISR business.

Prior to joining Harris in 2018, Krishnan served in executive program management roles in Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems and Missile Systems segments. In these roles, he led development, production, and life-cycle sustainment efforts for U.S. and international customers. Before taking on program management roles, Krishnan was in Raytheon’s Corporate Strategy group, where he worked with business segments to develop mission area and overall market strategies.

Prior to Raytheon, Krishnan held a strategy consultant role at Bain & Company, specializing in strategy development, operational efficiency improvement, cost reduction, and mergers and acquisitions.

Krishnan served 11 years in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot, flying the F-15C. He has over 1,500 hours of flight time in fighter aircraft, including 20 combat sorties over Iraq. Krishnan was the Distinguished Graduate (DG) of his Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training class, DG of his Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals class, and DG of his F-15C conversion training class. He was also one of only 50 selected across the Air Force for the prestigious Air Force Intern Program.

Krishnan earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a master of arts degree in organizational management from George Washington University, and a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, where he graduated with both academic and military distinction.