Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the largest US shipbuilder, announced on 24 January 2023 that Chris Soong has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Soong will be replacing Bharat Amin who is set to retire. In this role, Soong will be responsible for setting the company’s IT and digital strategic direction, with a focus on cyber security, and will lead corporate IT governance and provide functional oversight in collaboration with the business units. He brings over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has held leadership positions at several Fortune 500 companies. Soong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and has a leadership certificate from the University of Maryland, and also participated in the CIO Institute at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.