Chairman & CEO, BlackRock, Inc.
Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, also leads the Office of the Chairman, co-leads the Corporate Council, and is a senior member of the BlackRock Operating and Leadership Committees. Mr. Fink has led the firm through its entire two decade history, keeping client centric solutions and innovation at the forefront of his leadership. For the past three years, Mr. Fink was named one of the “World’s Best CEO’s” by Barron’s. Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Mr. Fink was a member of the Management Committee and a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation. Mr. Fink joined First Boston in 1976 and quickly became 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, Chair of the Financial Affairs Committee and a member of the Executive Committee, the Ad Hoc Committee on Board Governance, and the Committee on Trustees. He is also Co-Chairman of the NYU Hospitals Center Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Development/Trustee Stewardship Committee and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Mr. Fink also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA.
Mr. Fink earned an MBA degree with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976 and a BA degree in political science from UCLA in 1974.