Mr. Eduard Ruijs is the Managing Director and Head of the London based BlackRock GlobalInfrastructure Fund team and a member of the Investment Committee and oversees investment activities in EMEA and APAC. He is also leading the firm's Evergreen Infrastructure Funds focused onopportunities related to energy transition and energy security. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, he was the Investment Director and Partner at NIBC Bank.Infrastructure Partners, where he was responsible for investing the NIBC European Infrastructure Fund. Prior to NIBC, he spent over 10 years as a strategy consultant with Boston Consulting Group and A.T.Kearney focused on the energy sector and renewables specifically.He earned a M. Juris in Law and Economics of Oxford University where he was a Chevening Scholar. He also earned an M.Sc.(Drs.) in Economics and M.A.(Mr.) in Law from the Vrije Universiteitin Amsterdam, a Bachelor in Business Administration of Nijenrode University in the Netherlands,and obtained an Executive MBA from Michigan Business School as well as graduated from Japan Prizewinners Programmeat Leiden University in Tokyo.