Ade Agbede, Managing Director, is the Global Head of Data Services Integration within BlackRock Data Services (BDS) which is part of Business Operations. He has oversight for Client Management, Aladdin Client Data Implementations, Product Management and large scale initiatives across BDS for both the firm and BRS Aladdin clients. Mr Agbede also has oversight for the BDS team in EMEA with responsibility for Core Operations, Asset Valuation & Analytics, Green Package Services and Data Engineering. He is also a member of the EMEA Tech & Ops Executive Committee. Mr Agbede's service with the firm dates back to 2006 including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI) which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, Mr Agbede was part of the Knowledge Management Group that was responsible for all data services within the firm and he worked in the London, Sydney and Singapore offices as part of this group. Mr Agbede joined the Investment Services team in 2009 as Regional Manager based in Singapore with oversight for Pricing, Index, Data, Green Package and Performance functions. Mr Agbede also led the Business Operations team in Gurgaon from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining BGI, Mr Agbede was EMEA Head of Warrants, Syndicated Loans and Equity Share Sales at Bloomberg LP in London. Mr Agbede earned a BA degree in Financial Services and Business Information Technology from the London Guildhall University in 2003 and is an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) holder.
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