Laurence D. Fink

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

Laurence D. Fink, chairman and chief executive officer of BlackRock, has led the firm since its founding in 1988. He also leads the firm's global executive committee. Mr. Fink was named "CEO of the Decade" by Financial News in 2011 and has been named one of the "World's Best CEO's" by Barron's for seven consecutive years. Prior to founding BlackRock, Mr. Fink was a member of the management committee and a managing director of The First Boston Corporation, which he joined First Boston in 1976, quickly becoming one of the first mortgage-backed securities traders on Wall Street. During his tenure at First Boston, Mr. Fink was co-head of the taxable fixed income division, which was responsible for trading and distribution of all government, mortgage and corporate securities. Mr. Fink also started the financial futures and options department and headed the mortgage and real estate products group. Mr. Fink serves as a member of the board of trustees of New York University and is co-chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center board of trustees. Mr. Fink also serves on the boards of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Robin Hood, the New York City charitable organization, and is co-chairman of The Partnership for New York City. Mr. Fink earned an MBA degree with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles.