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West Lockhart

West Lockhart

Head of Wealth for Latin America

West Lockhart is Head of Wealth for Latin America. Prior to joining Latin America Mr. Lockhart was the Head of EMEA Strategic Partnership Program working closely with BlackRock's lines of business to develop the firm's partnership strategy spanning Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds. From 2012-2017 he was Co-Head of EMEA Retail Sales, where he led distribution of BlackRock's active funds and solutions in the region. Previously, Mr. Lockhart was Chief Marketing Officer for the EMEA region and was responsible for the marketing strategy and programs to build BlackRock's brand.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2007, Mr Lockhart held a number of Sales and Marketing Management roles within Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in New York. From 1995-2000 he worked at Young & Rubicam Inc. in Miami and New York where he lead marketing strategy for several global client relationships in the technology and financial services sectors.

Mr. Lockhart is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. He holds a M.A. in Latin American Studies and International Business from the University of Miami, where he graduated with honors and held a research position at the North-South Center for Latin American Studies. Mr. Lockhart is an avid student of foreign languages and cycling.