Iridium Appoints Thomas D. Hickey as Chief Legal Officer

Iridium Communications Inc. yesterday announced the appointment of Thomas D. Hickey as chief legal officer effective May 2, 2011.

Mr. Hickey brings more than 20 years of broad legal and management experience in the telecommunications industry to Iridium.  Most recently, he served as general counsel and corporate secretary at Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated, a global provider of advanced facilities-based communications solutions.  Prior to that, he was general counsel of Cyren Call Communications Corporation, a provider of wireless communications services for first responders.  Before joining Cyren Call, Mr. Hickey spent 17 years with Nextel Communications, Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corporation, most recently in the role of deputy general counsel.  Mr. Hickey’s experience in these roles included capital market transactions, corporate governance, litigation, public company compliance, regulatory affairs and Sarbanes-Oxley work.

“Tom is a seasoned executive with a strong legal and management background in helping to grow innovative companies in the telecommunications industry,” said Matt Desch Iridium’s chief executive officer.  “We look forward to his important contributions as a strategic member of the executive team at Iridium.”