Brett Olson is the Head of Fixed Income iShares in EMEA. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, Brett was a Managing Director at Nomura and was the Head of ABS Sales in Europe & Head of Illiquids Distribution in Europe. Prior to Nomura, he spent the majority of his career with Lehman Brothers in London followed by a brief stint at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to business school, Brett spent 5 years in manufacturing in the USA, Germany and Italy. Brett earned a Masters of Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1999 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College in 1992.