Supurna VedBrat is global head of trading and managing director at BlackRock. She oversees BlackRock’s global trading activities and is responsible for driving innovation and strategy. She is a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating Committee and the Human Capital Committee.
Previously, she was BlackRock’s deputy head of trading, where her responsibilities included global equities trading and prime brokerage financing. She was also co-head of Electronic Trading and Market Structure across asset classes.
VedBrat is on the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee and the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee.
VedBrat is a member of the board of Women in Derivatives. She is also a member of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). She was ranked #8 on the Institutional Investor’s 2018 Trading Tech 40 list. She was also a recipient of the Markets Media Women in Finance Award for Excellence in Leadership.
VedBrat has worked in the financial industry and the technology industry for more than two decades in both the US and Europe. Before joining BlackRock, she consulted for the firm she founded in 2009, Strategic Solutions Consulting Corp. She also held various positions at Bank of America, ING Barings in London and Lehman Brothers in NY. She started her career at IBM, as a software engineer at their research center in New York.
She has a Computer Science degree from Rutgers University, USA, and a Mathematics (Hons) degree from Delhi University, India.
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