Vice President, Sustainable Investing, BlackRock
Kenza Akallal, Vice President, is an investment researcher within the BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI) team, based in Paris. The Sustainable Investing team is focused on identifying drivers of long-term return associated with environmental, social and governance issues, integrating them throughout Blackrock's investment processes, and creating solutions for our clients to achieve sustainable investment return.
Kenza's service with BlackRock dates back to 2014. She was a member of the Portfolio Analytics Group in London where she led the ESG Integration in Aladdin initiative. Her role consisted in leveraging the scale and power of Aladdin to deliver Environmental, Social and Governance capabilities across the investment process to BlackRock and BlackRock Solutions clients. Most recently, she has been a lecturer in Sustainable Investing at Paris-Dauphine University.
Kenza earned an Executive degree in Renewable Energy from Ecole Polytechnique in 2017 and an MSc (203) degree in Quantitative Finance from Paris-Dauphine University in 2014.