Chris Ballinger

Chris Ballinger

Chris Ballinger 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.

Prior to MOBI, Chris served as CFO and Director of Mobility and Blockchain Services for Toyota Research Institute. Chris joined TRI in April 2017 after spending 14 years at Toyota Financial Services (TFS), where he served in numerous global executive roles including SVP, CFO, and Chief Officer of Strategic Innovation. 

Chris also worked at 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.