Joanna Cound

Council Deputy Chair

Joanna Cound


Joanna is co-head of BlackRock’s Global Public Policy Group (GPPG), which engages with policymakers and regulators at the global, regional, and national levels to help address financial services policy challenges and to bring the voice of the end investor to the table.

She is a member of BlackRock’s European Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee and the BlackRock Group Limited (BGL) Enterprise Risk Management Committee. She co-chairs the EMEA External Affairs Committee and is a member of the Global External Affairs Operating Committee.

Previously, Joanna was International COO for BlackRock’s Cash Management Group.  Her service with the firm dates to 1996, including her years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to joining MLIM in 1996, Ms. Cound worked for Fidelity as head of European product development and as a marketing manager for Citibank retail bank in Germany.

Joanna has a BA in European studies from Loughborough University and an MA in European studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She has an MBA from the London Business School.  She is a member of the Human Resources Committee of Loughborough University.