Teresa O'Flynn, Managing Director, is Global Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy for BlackRock Alternatives Investors (BAI). BAI currently manages over $175 billion in total assets and client commitments with a team of over 900. Ms. O'Flynn is responsible for instilling BlackRock's firm-wide sustainable investing strategy across our Real Estate, Infrastructure, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Credit businesses. This includes overseeing all aspects of integrating sustainability considerations and risk factors across the platform's investment and asset management processes, developing BAI-wide ESG reporting and contributing to BAI business and product strategy.
Prior to assuming her current responsibilities in 2019, Ms. O'Flynn was Global Head of Sustainable Investing for BlackRock Real Assets and a senior Portfolio Manager with Global Renewable Power, having joined the firm in 2011 to establish BlackRock's renewables business. She also serves on the board of BlackRock's Irish domiciled ETF, cash and real assets fund companies.
Ms. O'Flynn has over 16 years of international investment experience having worked as a Senior Corporate Finance Executive at NTR Plc, a private infrastructure developer, operator and business owner. Ms. O'Flynn trained as a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and tax advisor (AITI) with Arthur Andersen and KPMG. She earned a BComm with first class honours and distinction, from University College Galway, Ireland.