Council Members

Equitable Holdings

Julia Zhang has been named the company’s Chief Risk Officer, effective April 1, pending approval from the Equitable Holdings Board of Directors. Zhang will report to Mark Pearson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Equitable Holdings, and join the company’s Management Committee.

Currently, Zhang is Group Treasurer for Equitable Holdings, where she oversees the company’s capital and liquidity management, dividend and funding strategy, and banking and rating agency relationships. She also serves as a board of director and Chief Financial Officer for multiple Equitable Holdings subsidiaries and is a member of the company’s Capital and Liquidity, Hedging and Investment and Risk steering committees. Amongst her many accomplishments are helping to establish Equitable Holdings’ capital management strategy, hedging, spread lending program and corporate debt programs. During her leadership tenure, Equitable have received credit rating upgrades from both Moody's and S&P.

Zhang began her career at Equitable in 2007 on the company’s derivatives and hedging team. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Finance from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University. Zhang is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).