Philipp Hildebrand is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is Vice Chairman of BlackRock and also Chairman of the Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) and the Financial Institutions Group (FIG). He also oversees the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) and BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI). Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB). In that capacity, he was also a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), of which the Leaders of the G20 appointed him Vice Chairman in 2011. Previously, Mr. Hildebrand was Chief Investment Officer of a Swiss private bank and a partner at Moore Capital Management in London. Hildebrand earned a BA from the University of Toronto, an MA from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.
Rich Kushel is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Senior Managing Director is head of the Multi-Asset Strategies. Previously, Kushel was BlackRock’s Chief Product Officer and head of the Strategic Product Management Group, BlackRock Investment Stewardship, and the BlackRock Investment Institute. Kushel held several positions within the firm, including heading BlackRock’s International Institutional business and heading BlackRock’s Alternatives efforts and Wealth Management Groups. Prior to joining BlackRock in 1991, he was an associate in the Financial Institutions Group at Prudential Securities. Kushel earned a BS degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University in 1988.
Rachel Lord is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. She is a Senior Managing Director, is Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BlackRock. Prior to assuming her current role in September 2017, she was EMEA Head of iShares and Head of Global Clients, ETF and Index Investments. Lord joined BlackRock in November 2013 from Citigroup where she was the Global Head of Corporate Equity Derivatives. She joined Citigroup in 2009 after thirteen years at Morgan Stanley. She graduated in 1987 from the University of Leeds with a BA (Hons) First Class in International History & Politics.
Mark McCombe is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Senior Managing Director and is the Chief Client Officer of BlackRock overseeing all Global client segments. Before joining BlackRock, he served as Chief Executive Officer in Hong Kong for HSBC. McCombe has served on a number of finance industry bodies including the Risk Management Committee of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, the Banking Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Association of Banks, and as a council member of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). McCombe earned an MA degree from Aberdeen University and attended Wharton Business School, where he completed the Advanced Management Program.
Christopher J. Meade is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of BlackRock. Before joining BlackRock, Mr. Meade was the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Before joining Treasury, Mr. Meade was a partner with the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where he was a member of the Litigation and Securities Departments. He received his A.B. from Princeton University, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from NYU Law School, magna cum laude, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
Manish Mehta is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Managing Director and co-chairs its Talent Sub Committee, as well as the firm’s Human Capital Committee. Prior to that Mehta was the Global Head of Markets & Investments for ETF and Index Investments, and previously the Chief Operating Officer for iShares. Mr. Mehta joined BlackRock in 2009 as part of its acquisition of Barclays Global Investors (BGI). Earlier in his career, Mehta was with the Boston Consulting Group He began his career with Accenture where he managed the design and implementation of enterprise technology solutions for clients in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries. Mehta has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
Barbara G. Novick is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. She is the Vice Chairman and co-founder. Novick headed the Global Client Group and oversaw global business development, marketing and client service across equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternative investment and real estate. In 2009, Ms. Novick formed BlackRock’s Global Public Policy Group, and in 2018, she took on oversight of BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship team. Novick serves as Vice Chairman of Cornell University’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Investment Company Institute. Novick earned a BA degree, cum laude, in economics from Cornell University.
Salim Ramji is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Senior Managing Director and is Global Head of iShares and Index Investments for BlackRock. Ramji joined BlackRock in 2014, serving initially as the Global Head of Corporate Strategy. Before joining BlackRock, he was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company. Ramji earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics from University of Toronto, a law degree from Cambridge University.
Gary Shedlin is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and is BlackRock’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, Shedlin was at Morgan Stanley where he was a Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, and a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Shedlin was Chairman of Citi’s Financial Institutions Group and a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Lazard. Shedlin received a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from Colgate University, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.