Laurence D. Fink is founder, chairman, and CEO of BlackRock, Inc. He and seven partners founded BlackRock in 1988, and under his leadership, the firm has grown into a global leader in investment and technology solutions to help investors build better financial futures. Today, BlackRock manages more money than any other investment firm in the world. Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Fink was a member of the management committee and a managing director of the First Boston Corporation.
Mr. Fink serves as a member of the board of trustees of New York University (NYU) and is co-chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center’s board of trustees. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Nature Conservancy. He also serves on the advisory board of the Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management in Beijing and on the executive committee of the Partnership for New York City. Mr. Fink has been named one of the “World’s Greatest Leaders” by Fortune, and Barron’s has named him one of the “World's Best CEOs” for twelve consecutive years.
Mr. Fink earned a BA in political science and an MBA with a concentration in real estate from the University of California, Los Angeles.