Barry O’Dwyer, MD, Blackrock Investment Management (Dublin) Ltd

Barry O’Dwyer is a Managing Director of BlackRock. He is the Head of Funds Governance for BlackRock’s European open-ended fund range and is the Chief Executive Officer for BlackRock’s Irish business. Mr. O’Dwyer serves as a Director on a number of BlackRock corporate, fund, and management companies in Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Germany and on BlackRock’s UK Life company. He was the Chairman of the Irish Funds Industry Association 2014-2015, is a board director of Financial Services Ireland and is a member of An Taoiseach’s Financial Services Industry Advisory Committee.

Mr. O’Dwyer joined BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited in 1999 as head of risk management and moved to his present role in 2006. Prior to joining BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited, Mr O’Dwyer worked as risk manager at Gartmore Investment Management and at HypoVereinsbank and National Westminster Bank.

Mr O’Dwyer graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Business Studies and Economics in 1991. He holds a Chartered Association of Certified Accountants qualification and an MBA from London City University Business School.