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Raj Seshadri, Managing Director, is the Head of US Wealth Advisory iShares. She is responsible for leading BlackRock's iShares ETF business across the US Wealth Advisory distribution channels, and for leading BlackRock's active and iShares ETF businesses with direct platforms and end consumers. Ms. Seshadri is a member of the iShares Global Executive Committee and the US Wealth Advisory Executive Committee.
In her prior role at BlackRock Raj was the Global Chief Marketing Officer for iShares, BlackRock's ETF business. Prior to joining BlackRock, Ms. Seshadri was the Head of Small Business Banking for Citibank N.A. and the Global Head of Strategy for Citigroup. Prior to Citigroup, Ms. Seshadri was Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy and M&A for U.S. Trust, first as part of Charles Schwab and then Bank of America. She came to U. S. Trust from McKinsey & Company, where she was a partner in the New York office. Ms. Seshadri began her career as a post-doctoral fellow at Bell Laboratories. Ms. Seshadri is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and a member of the SAYA! Board of Directors.
Ms. Seshadri holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University. She also earned an A.M. and a PhD in Physics from Harvard University. She graduated A B. summa cum laude in mathematics and physics from Mount Holyoke College. She grew up in India and is fluent in English, Hindi and Tamil.