Managing Director, Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Funds
BlackRock Real Assets
Eduard Ruijs is a Managing Director in the Global Energy & Power Infrastructure funds, which currently manage $9 billion for investment in the power, midstream, utility and other areas in the energy sector across 3 infrastructure funds. Mr. Eduard Ruijs is leading the London team responsible for investment origination, execution and exit strategy, focusing on the energy infrastructure sector in EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
Eduard led the landmark infrastructure partnership with KKR and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to form a new entity – ADNOC Oil Pipelines, in which BlackRock and KKR will collectively hold a 40% interest. It will lease ADNOC’s ownership interest in 18 pipelines transporting stabilized crude oil and spread across ADNOC’s offshore and onshore upstream concessions for a 23-year period.
Eduard led the London investment team at First Reserve, which was acquired by BlackRock in June 2017. Prior to building the infrastructure franchise at First Reserve since 2011, Eduard was an Investment Director & Partner with NIBC Infrastructure Partners, a Europe focused infrastructure fund manager, where he executed several investments in the renewable energy and midstream sectors, and served on the Boards of those companies. Prior to NIBC, he was a senior Principal with Boston Consulting Group's Energy Practice in London, and a Manager with A.T. Kearney Ltd, where he also advised mostly energy clients.
Eduard Ruijs earned a M. Juris in Law and Economics of Oxford University where he was a Chevening Scholar, an MSc (Drs) in Economics and MA (Mr.) in Law from the Vrije Universiteit in 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 Programme at Leiden University in Tokyo.
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