Anil Cheriyan

EVP & CIO - SunTrust Bank

Anil Cheriyan is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at SunTrust Banks, Inc. He is responsible for SunTrust’s Enterprise Information Services (EIS) division, the organizational unit that provides the company’s overall technology, operations and information-related support. 

In this capacity, he oversees the planning, prioritization, design, development and operations of all of the bank’s applications data and infrastructure needs. In addition, Mr. Cheriyan has responsibility for the bank’s operations including contact centers, digital channel operations, payments and deposit operations. 

Prior to joining SunTrust in April 2012, Mr. Cheriyan was a senior partner at IBM Global Business Services, where he served financial services industry clients and most recently led the Insurance Industry Practice. Before joining IBM in 2002, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and served in leadership roles including global, industry and technology practices. Previously he was a senior consultant with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and information services manager for TVS Clayton, Ltd. 

Mr. Cheriyan plays an active role in the business and technology communities. He is on the Board of Oglethorpe University, Viewpointe Archive Services, TechBridge and the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Research Board and the Wall St. Journal CIO Network. 

Mr. Cheriyan earned his Master of Science and Master of Philosophy Degrees in Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from The Imperial College in London, UK. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and has three adult children.