Supurna Vedbrat03.01.2015 By Markets Media
Global Head of Trading Managing Director, BlackRock As Global Head of Trading, Supurna oversees BlackRock’s global trading activities and is responsible for driving innovation and setting the trading platform’s strategic vision. Supurna is a member of BlackRock’s Trading and Liquidity Strategy Executive Committee, Global Operating Committee as well as the Human Capital Committee. Previously, Supurna 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. Her understanding of both the buy-side and sell-side as well as electronic trading and technology allowed her to work towards industry solutions that work for both sides during this unique period of rapid change in the industry as it relates to trading. Externally Supurna sits on the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) and the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC). Apart from BlackRock, Supurna’s professional history spans over more than two decades in both the US and Europe and within the Financial Industry and the Technology Industry. Prior to joining BlackRock, she consulted for the firm she founded, Strategic Solutions Consulting Corp. Supurna also held various positions at Bank of America, ING Barings in London and Lehman Brothers in NY. She started her career as a software engineer with IBM at their research center in New York. Supurna is a committed member of the board of Women in Derivatives (WIND, a non-profit organization). She is also a member of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). Supurna 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. She has a Computer Science degree from Rutgers University, USA, and a Mathematics (Hons) degree from Delhi University, India.