Mr. Geir Espeskog, Managing Director, Head of BlackRock iShares Asia Pacific Distribution and Co-Head of BlackRock Sustainable Investing for APAC
Geir Espeskog, Managing Director, is the head of BlackRock iShares Asia Pacific Distribution and Co-Head of BlackRock Sustainable Investing for APAC. He leads distribution strategy and the commercial success of BlackRock’s ETF client business team in APAC. In addition, he is responsible for delivering BlackRock’s strategy and implementation of sustainable offerings for clients in APAC. Mr. Espeskog is a member of the iShares APAC Executive Committee and BlackRock’s Sustainable Investing Leadership Team in APAC. He chairs the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative for BlackRock’s ETF and Index business in the region.
Mr. Espeskog joined BlackRock in London in 2010, where he was instrumental in building the Nordic business, helping to establish BlackRock’s Copenhagen office, and bringing our iShares franchise to the Nordics. The Nordic clients that he first helped develop have been pioneers in sustainable investing, including by seeding new sustainability ETFs. In 2015, he transferred to Hong Kong to head up the APAC ETF distribution business.
Before joining Blackrock, Mr. Espeskog worked at Barclays Capital where he was responsible for building a Scandinavian and Dutch derivatives business. Prior to that, he held a similar position at Merrill Lynch for four years and at Goldman Sachs the previous four years. He has extensive equity derivatives knowledge, having looked after clients who were amongst the largest pension funds, mutual funds and insurers in Scandinavia and Holland.
Mr. Espeskog received his M.Sc. in finance and computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2000. He completed part of his degree at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.