Patrick M. Liedtke Managing Director, Head of the Financial Institutions Group for EMEA BlackRock

Patrick M. Liedtke

He is member of the global FIG Executive Committee and the global Institutional Client Business Leadership Committee.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, Mr. Liedtke was the Secretary General and Managing Director of The Geneva Association, a position he held starting in January 2001. He joined The Geneva Association in 1998, and began his career in capital markets analysis and economic research in England, Germany and Switzerland.

He is also a Surveillance Board Member of Zwiesel Kristallglas AG, Zwiesel, and a member of the Club of Rome, having served two terms on its Executive Committee; a member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences; and a member of the International Advisory Board of the China Centre for Insurance and Social Security in Beijing; as well as several other expert groups.

Mr. Liedtke earned graduate and post-graduate degrees from the Technical University of Darmstadt in electrical engineering and financial economics. He is the founder of the Chief Investment Officers Network, the Financial Directors Network, the Amsterdam Circle of Chief Economists, and co-founder of the Chief Risk Officers Network in insurance, the World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress, and the Silver Workers Institute.

He has authored and edited several books and over 150 articles and papers on insurance, finance and economics and is an Honorary Visiting Professor at Cass Business School at City University in London. He speaks English, Spanish, French and German fluently.