Gerardo Orendain

Gerardo Orendain

Head of Wealth Sales, Mexico

Gerardo Orendain Pickering, Director, is the Head of Wealth Sales for Mexico. Mr. Orendain is responsible for managing the commercial strategy and sales teams of the wealth segment in Mexico. In this role, Gerardo drives Mexico's strategic initiative of consolidating the active and passive businesses and sales efforts by client type to best address their needs and further position BlackRock as the premiere solutions provider to the Mexican wealth segment. 


Prior to his current role, Mr. Orendain worked at BBVA Global Private Banking where he served as the Global Head of Investment Solutions for Funds and ETFs since 2012, responsible for the strategy, selection, and recommendation of products for BBVA's Global Private Bank. He had joined BBVA Asset Management in 2010 as the Global Head of ETF Product Development and Operations.


Mr. Orendain's career at BlackRock dates back to his time with BGI as Director of Operations in Mexico in 2008 and later serving as Head of Business Management and Operations for Mexico and SAxB.
Mr. Orendain earned a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering in 1998 and a Graduate Financial degree in 1999 from Mexico City's Universidad Panamericana.