Poppy Allonby

Managing Director and Head, Strategic Product Management, Europe, Middle East and Africa, BlackRock

Poppy Allonby, CFA, Managing Director, is head of Strategic Product Management for BlackRock in EMEA. As such she is responsible for driving product strategy, product development & structuring and the investment oversight of Blackrock's EMEA and cross-border investment products (which encompasses over $1 Tr in assets). Previously, Ms Allonby was a portfolio manager and member of BlackRock's Natural Resources Team where she was responsible for approx. $4 billion in global Energy investment funds. She managed investments in both the oil & gas sector and in businesses that are facilitating and benefiting from the transition to a lower carbon economy (for example: clean tech, renewable power, energy efficiency and sustainable mobility). Poppy is a member of the EMEA Executive Committee, the Global Human Capital Committee and the Product Development Committee (Chair). Poppy's service with the firm dates back to 2000, including her years at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Poppy serves as the Vice Chair of EFAMA's Fund Regulation, Asset Protection and Service Providers Standing Committee. She sits on the Board an Assets Committee for the Church Commissioners, one of the world’s largest charitable endowments and a leader in responsible investments. In 2016, she was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Poppy has a degree in Physics from Imperial College, London