The world's only truly global mobile satellite communications company.


Thomas D. Hickey

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Thomas D. Hickey, is the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Iridium Communications Inc., the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data coverage. In this role, he is responsible for all legal, regulatory, corporate governance, and compliance matters for the company.

Prior to joining Iridium in 2011, Mr. Hickey served as General Counsel of Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated, a global provider of advanced facilities-based communications solutions. Previously, Mr. Hickey served as Vice President and General Counsel of Cyren Call Communications Corporation, a provider of wireless communications solutions for first responders. Prior to that, he spent 17 years with Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corporation, most recently in the role of Vice President, Law and Deputy General Counsel. Mr. Hickey began his legal career in the telecommunications practice of the Jones Day law firm. His prior experience also includes work in the White House, the Federal Communications Commission, and Congress.

Mr. Hickey received his Juris Doctor from the Washington University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from Duke University. He has also earned a certificate in Strategic Business Leadership from Georgetown University.

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