Managing Director, BlackRock Global Public Policy Group EMEA
Joanna Cound heads up BlackRock's Global Public Policy Group in EMEA. She is a member of BlackRock's European Executive Committee, the BlackRock Group Limited (BGL) Enterprise Risk Management Committee, BlackRock's Leadership Council in Europe, and of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and Global Public Policy Steering Committee. She is also a board member of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).
Prior to her moving to this role, Joanna was International COO for BlackRock's Cash Management Group. Her service with the firm dates back to 1996 and includes her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM, Joanna worked for Fidelity as Head of European product development and as a Marketing Manager for Citibank retail bank in Germany.
Joanna earned a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Loughborough University and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She also has a MBA from the London Business School.