Raj Badhwar


Raj Badhwar is SVP, CISO for Voya Financial, Inc. 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.

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. 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 ‘The CISOs next Frontier’ a security book, and has co-authored 14 security patents.

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.