Chief Information Officer

Sheeba Varughese
Sheeba Varughese is the Chief Information Officer for the Port of Los Angeles. Appointed to this position in 2023, she oversees the Port’s Information Technology Division, and is responsible for information technology-driven strategy, modernization, development, and infrastructure at the nation’s busiest container port.
With an extensive career in Southern California public sector technology, Varughese has held various positions with the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency, Los Angeles World Airports, and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Throughout her career, she has held positions with increasing levels of responsibility, including Communications Engineer, IT Project Manager, Project Portfolio Manager and Director of IT Project Management Office.
Varughese is widely recognized in transportation and public sector associations for leading complex information technology programs. She is known to be highly collaborative with a successful leadership approach in unifying stakeholders with day-to-day endeavors, significant projects and strategic perspectives.
Varughese has a Bachelor of Science in electronics and communications engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology in Kerala, India. She is a licensed Professional Engineer (Electrical Engineering) in the State of California and a certified Project Management Professional® (PMP®).