Khoabane Phoofolo, is Head of BlackRock Africa Retail. He is responsible for client relationship management across Retail and Institutional client in the region.
Prior to joining the South African office in 2016, Mr. Phoofolo was in the US iShares Capital Markets Group. He was responsible for delivering market insights, execution services, and product structure expertise to iShares institutional and intermediary/broker dealer clients.
Mr. Phoofolo’s services with the firm date back to 2006, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI) which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Mr. Phoofolo joined BGI as a Transition Strategist in BlackRock’s US Transition Management Group, where he was responsible for helping Pension, Foundation, and Endowment clients tactically reallocate investments. In his role in iShares Capital Markets, he applied the same conceptual framework to help build iShares Pre-and Post-Trade platforms.
Mr. Phoofolo has undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from Bates College and a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.