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Annual Report 2015

Susan L. Wagner

Member, non-executive and independent

Born: 1961

Nationality: American

Susan L. Wagner – Member, non-executive & independent (photo)


Susan L. Wagner is a co-founder of BlackRock, where she served as Vice Chairman and a member of the Global Executive and Operating Committees before retiring in mid-2012. Over the course of her nearly 25 years with the firm, Susan L. Wagner served in several roles such as Chief Operating Officer, Head of Strategy, Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Marketing and Communications, Alternative Investments and International Client Businesses. Prior to founding BlackRock, Susan L. Wagner was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers supporting the investment banking and capital markets activities of mortgage and savings institutions. Susan L. Wagner was elected to Swiss Re’s Board of Directors in 2014. She chairs the Investment Committee and is a member of the Chairman’s and Governance Committee and the Finance and Risk Committee.

External appointments

  • Board member of BlackRock, Inc. and Apple Inc.
  • Member of the Boards of Trustees of the Hackley School and Wellesley College

Educational background

  • BA in English and economics, Wellesley College, USA
  • MBA in Finance, University of Chicago, USA