Wall Street 50 - 2012

Barbara G. Koster

Barbara G. Koster/Prudential Financial, Inc.

Barbara G. Koster is senior vice president and chief information officer for Prudential Financial, Inc,. head of Global Business and Technology Solutions and a member of Prudential’s Senior Management Committee. In addition, she is chairman of the boards of Pramerica Systems Ireland, Ltd., a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc.

In 2011, NJ Biz newspaper named Koster one of the “Fifty Best Women in Business.” She was named CIO of the Year in 2008 by the Executive Council and listed among the top Executive Women of New Jersey. Koster received the 1999 Women in Science and Technology award from the Smithsonian Institute and she serves on the boards of trustees of Liberty Science Center in New Jersey and St. Francis College. She also is a member of Executive Women in NJ and Research Board, an international think tank.

A third-generation Irish American with roots in Cork and Tipperary, Koster has a BS in business administration and an Associate of Science degree in computer technology from St. Francis College. Barbara and her husband, Robert, have two daughters, Kathryn and Diana.