Vice Chairman, BlackRock
Philipp Hildebrand is Vice Chairman of BlackRock and a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. He manages BlackRock’s largest client relationships across EMEA and Asia Pacific. Until January 2012, he served as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB). In that capacity, he was a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB). In November 2011, the Leaders of the G20 appointed him Vice Chairman of the FSB. He also previously served as a Senior Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government.
Philipp began his professional career at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. In 1995, he joined Moore Capital Management in London and was made Partner in 1997. He returned to Switzerland in 2000 to join a Swiss private bank as Chief Investment Officer before joining the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank in 2003.
Between 2006 and 2009, he served as a member of the Strategic Committee of the French Debt Management Office. In 2011, he received the Central Banker of the Year, Europe Award from The Banker. Philipp Hildebrand is a member of the Group of Thirty and an Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Government.
Philipp was raised and educated in Switzerland, the United States and Canada. He went to high school in Connecticut and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1988. In 1990, he received a master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. In 1994, he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Oxford with a D.Phil in International Relations. While enrolled at Oxford, he was awarded visiting fellowships at the European University Institute in Florence (1992) and at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University (1993).