Frank Cooper III is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Senior Managing Director and is the Global Chief Marketing Officer of BlackRock. Cooper previously served as Chief Marketing and Creative Officer at BuzzFeed. Prior to this, he served as Chief Marketing Officer of Global Consumer Engagement for PepsiCo’s Global Beverage Group. Cooper started his career as an entertainment lawyer and later served as a senior executive at Motown and Def Jam. Cooper earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as the Supreme Court Editor of The Harvard Law Review, and a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
Sir Robert Fairbairn is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Vice Chairman of the firm. He chairs the Human Capital Committee and Global Executive Committee Talent Subcommittee, and is a member of the Global Executive Committee, Global Operating Committee, and Director of BlackRock’s U.S. Mutual Fund Boards. Previously, Fairbairn served as global head of the Retail and iShares businesses. Prior to that, he served as head of the Global Client Group and Chairman of BlackRock’s International Businesses. His service with the firm dates back to 1993, including his years with Mercury Asset Management (Mercury) and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. From 1990 to 1993, he was with Lazard Investors’ business development team. Prior to that, he spent five years with GT Management as an investment manager. He earned BA degrees in history, economics, and Russian studies from Durham University in 1987.
Robert Goldstein is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is the Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and the Head of its BlackRock Solutions business. Goldstein serves on the Board of Trustees for the Battery Conservancy in New York and the Board of Advisors for the Hospital for Special Surgery. He earned a BS degree, magna cum laude, in economics from Binghamton University in 1994.
Ben Golub is a member of the Global Executive Committee and co-head of the Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group of BlackRock. Previously at BlackRock, Dr. Golub was co-head and founder of BlackRock Solutions. He also served as the acting CEO of Trepp, LLC. a former BlackRock affiliate. In 1988, Golub was one of the eight founding partners of Blackstone Financial Management LP, which evolved into BlackRock. Prior to the founding of BlackRock, he was a Vice President at The First Boston Corporation beginning in 1985 where he established the Financial Engineering Group. He is also a member of the Financial Services & Risk Management Subcommittee of the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Research. Dr. Golub earned a SB degree and an SM degree in Management in 1978 and 1982 respectively, and a PhD degree in Applied Economics and Finance in 1984, all from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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.
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.