Head of iShares Product, Platform and Markets, Asia Pacific
Abdelhamid (known as Abdel) Bizid, PhD, is the Head of iShares Product, Platform and Markets, Asia Pacific of BlackRock.
Mr. Bizid is responsible for driving the product strategy, delivery and range management, prioritising and implementing iShares operating platform changes in APAC. He is also managing the Capital Markets team in the region, which focuses on improving the local ETF ecosystem from a regulatory and commercial perspective, as well as providing client facilitation services and trade guidance.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2015, Mr. Bizid was in charge of Equity Structuring at Deutsche Bank, based in Hong Kong. His responsibility was to develop and promote equity and hybrid derivatives products and strategies for DB’s Asian institutional clients, as well as helping build the automated retail flow derivatives pricing platform for DB’s private banking and retail distributors. Prior to DB, Mr. Bizid was working in a similar position at Barclays Capital, also in Hong Kong. since 2007. Prior to Barclays, Mr. Bizid worked in London for six years, as a senior structurer in Equity and Fund Derivatives, at Rabobank then Merrill Lynch where he developed various fund derivatives structures for EMEA clients. Mr. Bizid started the first five years of his career in the Fixed Income derivatives quantitative department of the Caisse Des Depots et Consignations (currently known as Natixis).
Mr. Bizid has an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris, a Masters in Probability and Finance from University Paris VI, a Masters and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from University Paris I Sorbonne.