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Sridhar Mantha M.B.A., M.S., B.Tech.
Leadership Role
DIRECTOR - Office of Strategic Programs

Sridhar Mantha, M.B.A., M.S., B.Tech.
Sridhar Mantha M.B.A., M.S., B.Tech.

Sridhar (Sri) Mantha, M.B.A., M.S., B.Tech., serves as Director of CDER’s Office of Strategic Programs (OSP). OSP plays a lead role in many of the center’s strategic initiatives and modernization efforts, including development of benefit-risk and other decision support tools, data standardization, data governance, lean process management, program analysis, enterprise informatics, resource capacity planning, and major user fee negotiations. OSP leads implementation of CDER’s business informatics governance function in support of business modernization objectives.

Mr. Mantha joined CDER in December 2020 as director of the Office of Business Informatics in OSP and serves as the center’s Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer. Before joining FDA, Mr. Mantha served in various leadership positions in the private sector, where he is credited with enhancing global operations for postmarket surveillance and quality assurance, and for implementing global IT applications related to good clinical, quality, and manufacturing practices.

Mr. Mantha earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from G. Pulla Reddy Engineering College in India, a master’s degree in environmental systems engineering from Clemson University, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is earning a third master’s degree in data science from Eastern University.

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