Gavin Lewis is Managing Director at BlackRock. He is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the UK Institutional Client Business which encompasses Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit and Local Government Pension Scheme segments. He is a member of the UK Executive Committee, the EMEA Institutional Client Business Leadership team and is co-Chair of the Global Black Professionals Network. Previous to this Gavin held several leadership roles at Vanguard Asset Management including Head of UK Institutional and Wholesale Distribution, Head of UK Retirement and Head of European Consultant Relations. Gavin has also held positions UBS Asset Management and Russell Investments. Gavin holds a BA in History and Politics and from the University of London.
Gavin is a published author, his debut book The Opportunity Index examines the economics of inequality. He is also the founder of a Financial Education Program which equips secondary school pupils attending schools in disadvantaged areas with the tools and aspirations to enter the corporate world.
Gavin is a trustee of the Old Vic Theatre Trust, the NFL UK Foundation and the Pensions Policy Institute. He has been recognised by the Black British Business Awards as the Senior Financial Services Professional of the year in 2020, he was awarded the Heart of BlackRock for driving a culture of empathy, trust and respect and is listed as one of the top 30 Black Professionals by the Powerlist’s, Power in the City bi-annual ranking in 2019, 2021 and 2023.