Rick Kochhar, PhD
Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer
Rick Kochhar, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer of TD Bank Group and his team are accountable for delivering a unified approach for the bank’s Business Segments and Corporate Functions to leverage data as an enterprise asset; enable legendary customer, client, and employee experiences; and ensure continuation of a robust record of regulatory compliance.
Rick joined TD in 2013. His career in strategic data activities spans over 25 years in financial services and other industries across North America including executive positions with Wachovia and Capital One, and other organizations such as Eli Lilly & Company, Hughes Information Technology Systems (NASA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Department of Energy).
A career of this breadth has brought about many diverse experiences: producing oil, building airplanes, launching satellite data systems, tracking nuclear waste, researching nuclear fusion, predicting hurricanes, developing therapeutic drugs and for Rick, one of his most gratifying moments: helping at-risk youth receive much needed support services.
Rick is a graduate of the University of Texas with BS, MS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering.
In his personal time, Rick enjoys keeping up with world events and likes to spend time outdoors.
Rick resides in Toronto with his wife Lora.