- Sreedhar Panicker Somanath is the current chairperson of the ISRO. Earlier he has served as the chairperson of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram and Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Thiruvananthapuram.
- He was associated with the PSLV project during its Initial days. He was also the project director of the GSLV-MK-III launch vehicle in from 2010 to 2014.
- It was under his leadership that India was able to successfully launch Chandrayaan 3.0 and successfully land on Moon.