Mark Wiedman

Global Head of iShares

Mark Wiedman

Mark Wiedman is global head of the iShares® business and a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee.

Mr. Wiedman joined the firm in 2004 to start BlackRock’s advisory business. During the financial crisis, he led assignments for global financial institutions and central banks, including the workouts of the AIG and Bear Stearns portfolios for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to moving to iShares in 2011, Mr. Wiedman was the head of Corporate Strategy for BlackRock.

Prior to 2004, he served as senior advisor at the US Treasury Department. He started his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. He has taught law as an adjunct professor at Fordham University in New York and Renmin University in Beijing, on a Ford Foundation grant.

Mr. Wiedman sits on the board of PennyMac Financial Services, a public mortgage banking firm BlackRock sponsored in 2008. Mr. Wiedman earned an AB degree, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard College in 1992, and a JD degree from Yale Law School in 1996. He was a Luce Scholar in Taiwan, where he studied Mandarin.