Global Head of iShares
Mr. Wiedman is global head of the iShares® business. He is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive and Operating Committees.
Mr. Wiedman joined BlackRock in 2004 to help start the advisory business, which evolved into the Financial Markets Advisory Group in BlackRock Solutions. This group advises financial institutions and governments on managing their capital markets exposures and businesses. Prior to moving to iShares in 2011, Mr. Wiedman was the head of Corporate Strategy for BlackRock.
Before BlackRock, he served as senior advisor and chief of staff for the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the US Treasury Department and also was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., advising financial institutions in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He has taught as an adjunct associate professor of law at Fordham University in New York and Renmin University in Beijing.
Mr. Wiedman serves on the board of PennyMac Financial Services (NYSE: PFIS), a U.S. mortgage banking and investment management firm started in 2008, with BlackRock as a sponsor.
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.