Peter focuses on working with management teams on corporate messaging, media relations, marketing and, public affairs strategies. He supports global clients on building strong sustainable brands focused on ESG, impact, sustainability, and climate change. He also counsels financial services clients developing and executing global communication programs with particular expertise in asset management, Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs), and index strategies. Until April, Peter was Managing Director and Global Head of Communications for BlackRock’s iShares ETF business. In this role, he led the communication strategy and oversaw senior media relations, public affairs, issues management, executive communications and internal communications for the world’s largest provider of ETF and Index investment solutions.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Peter held senior communication and public affairs leadership at J.P. Morgan, UBS, KKR, The Clearing House, and Bank of America. He also served as Managing Director of the Japan office of Burson-Marsteller and APAC Regional Media Director for its Asia-Pacific operations, where he provided strategic marketing, public affairs and crisis communications counsel to leading Fortune 500 companies.
Peter was a senior correspondent and bureau chief for Newsweek from 1983-1995 in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong covering key social, political, cultural and financial events.
Peter is active in civic affairs. He is President of Foundation Hirondelle, a foundation that supports social justice reporting in conflict and post-conflict nations. He is also a board member of the Africa-America Institute, America’s oldest NGO supporting educational programs between the United States and African nations. Peter is also a trustee at Eaglebrook School, in Deerfield, MA.
Peter received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in 1981 where he majored in African Studies.