Rachel Lord

Rachel Lord

Chair and Head of Asia Pacific

Rachel Lord, Senior Managing Director, is BlackRock’s Chair and Head of Asia Pacific, as well as a member of the Global Executive Committee. She also chairs the APAC Steering and Executive Committees. Ms. Lord oversees all business activities in the region, which includes Australasia, Greater China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia and South Korea. 

Before assuming her current role, Ms. Lord served as Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from September 2017. She led the EMEA business to serve clients across individual markets by bringing to bear a wealth of local expertise and insight. Ms. Lord was previously EMEA Head of iShares and Head of Global Clients, ETF and Index Investments.

Ms. Lord joined BlackRock in November 2013 from Citigroup where she was Global Head of Corporate Equity Derivatives. She joined Citigroup in 2009 after 13 years at Morgan Stanley, where she played a variety of senior roles in the equities and capital markets businesses in EMEA and Asia.

Ms. Lord qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, following which she worked in structured finance for five years before moving into equity derivatives. In 2020, she was named by the Financial News (UK) as one of the 100 most influential women in European Finance for the 10th year running, and was also named as the Asset Management Industry Leader of the Year for 2020. 

Ms. Lord graduated in 1987 from the University of Leeds with a BA (Hons) First Class in International History & Politics.