Mr. Robert S. Kapito is a President at BlackRock Capital Management, Inc., at BlackRock Fund Advisors, at BlackRock Advisors LLC, a Chairman at Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund, at Periwinkle Theatre For Youth, at UJA-Federation of New York, a President & Non-Independent Director at BlackRock, Inc. and a President & Director at BlackRock Institutional Trust Co. NA.
He is on the Board of Directors at iShares, Inc., iShares Trust, University of Pennsylvania, BlackRock, Inc. and BlackRock Institutional Trust Co. NA. Mr. Kapito is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and Chairman of the Global Operating Committee.
He is responsible for day-to-day oversight of all BlackRock’s key operating units including Investment Strategies, Client Businesses, Technology & Operations, and Risk & Quantitative Analysis. Mr. Kapito is also a Director of iShares Inc. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities in 2007, Mr. Kapito served as Head of BlackRock’s Portfolio Management Group. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing all portfolio management within BlackRock, including the Fixed Income, Equity, Liquidity, and Alternative Investment Groups.
He earned a BS degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1983.