Souheil Badran

Souheil Badran

EVP, Chief Innovation Officer

Northwestern Mutual

Souheil Badran is Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Northwestern Mutual. He is responsible for identifying opportunities in innovation communities and overseeing Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Cream City Venture Capital, and the Wisconn Valley Venture Fund.

Before beginning at Northwestern Mutual, Badran served as president of Alipay Americas, the world’s largest third-party payment platform, where he was responsible for enhancing the buying experience of millions of Chinese consumers who shop annually by bringing mobile and online payments to merchants in North and South America. Prior to his beginning at Alipay, Badran served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Edo Interactive, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital River, and Senior Vice President and General Manager for First Data Corporation’s E-Commerce Solutions Group. He began his career in Milwaukee at M&I Data Services.

Throughout his career, Badran has had experience with organizations that ranged from venture capital-funded, private equity-owned to various public companies. His career has led him to gain global experience across the e-commerce, big data, security, and payment industries.