WINDSOR, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA), announced today it has appointed Raj Badhwar as senior vice president and chief information security officer (CISO).
Badhwar will be responsible for advancing the Voya information security strategy as well as defining associated policies and standards for achieving the strategy. He will lead a team accountable for developing, managing, and maintaining the information security and protection policies and standards for all company computing, privacy, and collection activities. Badhwar and the team will expand Voya’s efforts to continually progress enterprise-wide information security capability to secure the privacy of proprietary, intellectual property, personal, privileged or otherwise sensitive Company information.
Badhwar will be based in Voya’s Windsor, Conn. office and will report directly to Chief Information Officer (CIO) Santhosh Keshavan.
"Raj brings to the role vast technical knowledge and deep leadership experience to help Voya advance our security vision and strategy in alignment with our business growth plans," said Keshavan. "His broad experience will be instrumental as we continue to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets and resources under the care of Voya."
Badhwar joins Voya Financial with more than 20 years of experience in cyber security engineering and operations. Most recently, he was global head of information security for AIG, where he led a security strategy centered on the protection and preservation of information assets.
"Voya understands the critical nature of information security in today’s business environment and has demonstrated a strong discipline for protecting customer and company data," noted Badhwar. "What's especially exciting to me is how Voya is strategically advancing its technology capabilities in sync with emerging technologies to uphold its commitment to their customers and shareholders."
Badhwar graduated Summa Cum Laude from George Washington University with a Master’s of Science degree in Information Systems Technology and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Karnatak University.
As an industry leader and advocate for helping Americans retire better, Voya Financial is committed to delivering on its vision to be America's Retirement Company®, and its mission to make a secure financial future possible – one person, one family, one institution at a time.
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 14.7 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $8.6 billion in revenue in 2017. The company had $541 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2018. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya has been recognized as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine and one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @Voya.