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 IT and Cybersecurity 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, where he led global cyber security engineering and operations, aided by a strategy centered on the protection and preservation of IT systems, infrastructure and other computing assets. 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 graduated from George Washington University (GWU) with a MS in information systems technology and also holds a BS in electrical and electronics engineering from Karnatak University.

Raj is a director of the following boards – NTSC (National Technology Security Coalition), Rutgers University and Ithaca College Cybersecurity advisory boards, and is an Advisory Adjunct to the SPARK Institute.

He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), a certified ethical hacker (CEH), a FINRA licensed securities professional (Series 99), among many other technical certifications. He has also 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.