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.
Derek Stein is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Senior Managing Director and is Global Head of Technology & Operations. Stein’s service with the firm dates back to 2005, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Before joining BGI, Stein was an executive vice president at Knight Capital. Prior to that, Stein spent 10 years with Merrill Lynch & Co. Earlier, he spent several years as a senior manager with Ernst and Young’s capital markets and banking management consulting practice. Before moving to the U.S. from South Africa, Stein managed a long/short equity fund and was a practicing Chartered Accountant. Stein earned a BA degree in computer science and an MS degree in finance, both from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Mark Wiedman is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Senior Managing Director and Head of International and of Corporate Strategy for BlackRock. He oversees BlackRock’s operations in EMEA, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, and global marketing. Before BlackRock, he was Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the U.S. Treasury and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has taught law at Renmin University in Beijing and lectured on finance at Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. He earned an AB degree in Social Studies from Harvard College in 1992, and a JD degree from Yale Law School in 1996.
Laurence D. Fink serves on the Board of Directors at BlackRock, Inc. He is the Chairman and and Chief Executive Officer. He also leads the firm’s Global Executive Committee. Mr. Fink co-founded BlackRock in 1988. BlackRock is the largest money-management firm in the world with more than $6.5 trillion in assets under his management. In April 2018, Fink’s net worth was $1 billion. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (BA, MBA).