BlackRock Real Assets has appointed Valerie Speth as a Managing Director for the firm’s APAC Renewable Power team, effective from July 2021. Speth will lead investment and portfolio management efforts in Southeast Asian economies for BlackRock’s current flagship Global Renewable Power strategy and the Climate Finance Partnership (CFP) program in Asia.
As a qualified mechanical engineer, Speth has more than 15 years’ experience in renewable energy businesses in Europe and APAC, in the areas of strategy, M&A and operations.
Prior to joining BlackRock, she was Regional Director Asia Pacific for juwi, a global expert in turnkey renewable power projects. Speth grew the portfolio to more than 1 gigawatts of wind and solar projects in seven APAC markets. Before relocating to APAC, she led corporate strategy and M&A at juwi in Germany, and worked at E.ON and Accenture, specializing in the energy sector.