Tej Dhawan Tej Dhawan is chief data officer with the Principal Financial Group®. As the chief data officer, Dhawan is responsible for developing and carrying out the strategic vision for company-wide data and applications. Dhawan works closely with the chief information officer and chief digital officer to help shape, evolve and drive our digital experience. He also partners with business and technology teams from around the company to build a customer-focused digital experience that addresses the ever-changing needs of our global customers. The experience takes into consideration a mix of data, analytics, user experience, and augmented intelligence. Dhawan’s experience includes small business ownership, startup advocacy, accelerator mentorship and use of data to influence and adopt innovation. Dhawan earned his bachelor’s degree in math and computer science at Central College.