FDIC appoints Sanjeev Purohit as new acting deputy CIO and CTO

Purohit last month took over from Julie Berarducci, who has left federal government.
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - APRIL 24: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addresses a conference on financial technology, or fintech, at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation April 24, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. The FDIC and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted conference on "Fintech and the Future of Banking." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has appointed Sanjeev Purohit as acting deputy chief Information officer (CIO) for technology and acting chief technology officer (CTO) within the agency’s chief information officer organization. 

Purohit on Oct. 9 replaced Julie Berarducci, who has left federal government service. 

The FDIC regulates banks and savings associations and guarantees consumers’ deposits.

The permanent deputy CIO for Technology and CTO is Bob De Luca, who is currently on military duty and will return to the FDIC in February 2023.


Prior to the reshuffle in October, Purohit was the CIOO’s permanent Deputy Director for the Infrastructure Operations and Service Branch (IOSB) and will return to that position upon De Luca’s return next year.

Prior to the IOSB, where he has served for over 15 years, Purohit served as the assistant director and acting CTO at the Securities and Exchange Commission for 11 years.

Last month, the FDIC also named Chezian Sivagnanam as section chief for IT architecture and design within the agency’s chief information officer organization.

Nihal Krishan

Written by Nihal Krishan

Nihal Krishan is a technology reporter for FedScoop. He came to the publication from The Washington Examiner where he was a Big Tech Reporter, and previously covered the tech industry at Mother Jones and Global Competition Review. In addition to tech policy, he has also covered national politics with a focus on the economy and campaign finance. His work has been published in the Boston Globe, USA TODAY, HuffPost, and the Arizona Republic, and he has appeared on NPR, SiriusXM, and PBS Arizona. Krishan is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School for Journalism. He grew up in South Korea, Saudi Arabia, India, and Singapore before moving to the United States to study politics and journalism. You can reach him at

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