Raj Badhwar is SVP, Chief information security officer for Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), which helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings – to get ready to retire better.
Raj has 25+ years of experience within the Cybersecurity and IT industry. He also held a top-secret clearance from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
Prior to joining Voya, Raj was the Global Head of Information Security for AIG. Prior to his role at AIG, he held senior Cyber Security and IT leadership roles at BAE Systems, Bank of America, Time Warner Cable and AOL Time Warner.
Raj is currently a director and secretary of the board of the National Technology Security Coalition. He also serves on the cybersecurity advisory boards of Rutgers University, Pace University, and Ithaca College; the customer advisory board for Venafi; and the CISO advisory council for Infosys. He is also an advisory adjunct to the SPARK Institute.
Raj is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), a certified ethical hacker (CEH) and a FINRA licensed securities professional (Series 99). He has authored a security book, co-authored 14 security patents, and has written extensively in the areas of post quantum cryptography, zero trust networks, AI code of ethics for cybersecurity, cloud security patterns, and secure remote work paradigms. He has also been interviewed as a cybersecurity subject matter expert by WSJ. Raj is proficient in three languages, and conversant in another three languages.
Raj graduated from George Washington University (GWU) with a MS in Information Systems Technology & also holds a BS in electrical & electronics engineering from Karnatak University.