CHRIS BALLINGER

CHRIS BALLINGER

CHRIS BALLINGER

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Mobility | Toyota Research Institute

    Chris is the CEO and Founder of MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, a consortium of auto and mobility companies, academic institutions and public agencies exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Before MOBI, Chris served as CFO and Director of Mobility and Blockchain Services for Toyota Research Institute. Chris joined TRI in April 2017 following 14 years at Toyota Financial Services (TFS), where he served in various global leadership roles including SVP, CFO, and Chief Officer of Strategic Innovation.  Prior to joining Toyota, Chris' career stops included Providian Financial as Assistant Treasurer, Bank of America's Senior Vice President of Treasury, and Staff Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under President Reagan.