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Head of Banks and Digital Channels, UK at BlackRock
Joe Parkin is Head of Banks and Digital Channels in the UK at BlackRock. In his role he is responsible for BlackRock's relationships with Private, Retail and Neo Banks, as well as Digital Channels in the UK. Mr Parkin's previous roles at BlackRock included acting as Head of the iShares business in the UK, Digital Wealth for Northern Europe, Chief of Staff for the iShares business in EMEA, and overseeing and coordinating iShares' relationships with key financial institutional clients across EMEA, including bank and insurance groups. Prior to joining BlackRock in April 2012, Mr Parkin worked at Goldman Sachs for 6 years. During that time he worked within Private Wealth Management (PWM), where he assisted in building out Goldman Sachs' footprint in the emerging markets, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he was in UK Discretionary Sales. Mr Parkin has a BA in Economics & Philosophy from Leeds University.