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Michelle Edkins

Managing Director, Head, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Team


Michelle Edkins is a Managing Director at BlackRock and Global Head of its Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment team of 20 specialists based in five key regions internationally. Michelle is responsible for the team's engagement and proxy voting activities in relation to the companies in which BlackRock invests on behalf of clients. She also serves on the firm's Government Relations Steering Committee.

An active participant in the public corporate governance debate, she was named in the NACD Directorship 100 Governance Professionals list the past two years. She is also a Fellow of the Aspen Institute's First Movers program and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Corporate Governance Network.

An economist by training, Michelle has also worked in the UK in a number of governance-related roles and in government roles in her native New Zealand.

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