Inder Koul

Charlotte, NC

Inder Koul is a 30+ years industry veteran with global leadership and experience in Innovation, Business Transformation, Technology, Digital, Cyber and Operations. Most recently he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for First Niagara Financial Group. As a member of the Management committee, he chaired the Enterprise Investment Governance Committee. Inder also managed the Enterprise Chief Digital and Data Officer functions for the bank, which included Digital Technology, Digital Products, Digital Marketing, Data and Social Media operations. In addition to leading all Technology and Digital business functions, he also provided the vision and leadership on development and implementation of the company’s 4-year Strategic Investment and Business Transformation Program.

Prior to First Niagara, Inder was with Huntington Bank where he served in the roles of CIO for the bank’s Commercial, Auto Finance and Corporate Services groups, and as the Director of Enterprise Project Management Office. Earlier he was with Bank of America for seven years in a variety of senior executive positions, including business processing, operations, customer service and IT program management roles. Inder has managed business development and implementation of large-scale programs at IBM, KPMG Consulting, Verizon, Morgan Stanley and Citibank UK.

Inder is a member of the Technology Committee at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a member of Board of Advisors at the FAIR Institute, which is focused on advancing the risk profession towards financially-oriented and business-aligned decision making. He has served on the Board of BCAT (Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology) as well as a Board Member of the Strategic Advisory Board at FTV Capital – a leading growth investment fin-tech equity firm.  

Inder is a graduate of BITS-Pilani University in India, with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. During his career, he has lived, worked and done business in North America, Europe, India, Latin America and Asia.