Rachel Lord

Rachel Lord

Head of International

Rachel Lord, Senior Managing Director, is Head of International and a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. Ms. Lord is responsible for BlackRock’s businesses in Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia Pacific. She chairs the International Steering Committee and the European Executive Committee.

Before assuming her current role, Ms. Lord was Head of Asia Pacific for three years and Head of EMEA for four years. Ms. Lord was previously EMEA Head of iShares and Head of Global Clients, ETF and Index Investments.

Ms. Lord joined BlackRock in 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 Europe 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 the European Asset Management Industry Leader of the Year. She received the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Finance Asia, and the 2023 APAC Industry Leadership Award from 100 Women in Finance.

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