SAIC makes three new leadership appointments
New hires hail from Northrop Grumman, Perspecta and Leidos
Reston-based Fortune 500 government contractor Science Applications International Corp. has appointed two new senior vice presidents and a new corporate controller, the company announced Friday.
SAIC appointed Heather Wilson as senior vice president of human resources, a role in which she will serve as the HR business partner to SAIC’s Defense and Civilian Sector. Previously, Wilson held leadership roles at Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp.
Peter Kidd is the new senior vice president of SAIC’s total rewards strategy. Kidd previously worked at Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC managing a similar program.
Michelle O’Hara, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at SAIC, said in a statement: “As we continue to pursue our growth agenda, SAIC has been investing in our people as a means to enhance our customers’ ability to deliver and enable the adoption of advanced technologies. These talented and experienced individuals bring a vast array of experience that will help the SAIC team achieve its strategic goals by driving and accelerating results-based outcomes.”
SAIC also appointed Ben Wanjara as corporate controller, giving him responsibility for SAIC’s accounting operations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, technical accounting and finance shared services. Before joining SAIC, Wanjara was the vice president and assistant corporate controller at Reston-based Leidos Holdings Inc. He is a certified public accountant.
“Ben’s accounting and finance knowledge across different industries and his in-depth experiences as a business partner across several functional areas are just some of the reasons we are excited to have him lead our controller organization,” SAIC Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Prabu Natarajan said. “His leadership and expertise will assist SAIC as we continue to execute our long-term growth strategy and deliver strong program performance.”