Managing Director, Real Assets - Global Energy & Power Infrastructure
Eduard Ruijs is Managing Director for the Global Energy & Power Infrastructure funds of BlackRock, which currently manage $5.2 billion for investment in the power, midstream, utility and other areas in the energy sector across 3 long term funds. BlackRock acquired the Funds in 2017, which were initially created and built at First Reserve, a private equity firm that has been investing in exclusively in the energy sector since 1983. Mr. Eduard Ruijs is leading the London team responsible for investment origination, execution and exit strategy, focusing on the energy infrastructure sector.
At First Reserve, Eduard Ruijs was a Managing Director on the Energy Infrastructure team. Prior to joining First Reserve in 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 the government sponsored Japan Prizewinners Programme at Leiden University.