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Vice Chairman

Mr. Wilson is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee, and Chairman of BlackRock Alternative Investors, Inc. Mr. Wilson also chairs BlackRock’s Human Capital Committee and is a member of the Global Operating Committee.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Wilson served as an advisor in the U.S. Department of Treasury during the height of the financial crisis. Before going to Washington, he was Vice Chairman, Investment Banking of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a member of the Firm’s Executive office. He also served as Chairman of the Firm’s Financial Institutions Group. Before joining Goldman, Mr. Wilson was a Vice Chairman, member of the Executive Committee and head of Investment Banking at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC. During his long career on Wall Street, Mr. Wilson was involved in some of the most significant transactions in the financial services industry.

Mr. Wilson has served on Boards of numerous public and private corporations in the United States and overseas.  He is a Trustee of Middlebury College, the Montana Land Reliance and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he is co-chair of the Board. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Mr. Wilson earned a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.