Deirdre O’Connor is a managing director at BlackRock. Previously, she was a managing director in the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs.
Deirdre is on the board of directors for the Women’s Bond Club, Concern Worldwide, and the Irish Repertory Theatre. Deirdre was the international member of the Irish Financial Services Industry Advisory Committee. She is a founding member of New York Digital Irish and Digital Irish Angels. A fellow at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Chartered Global Management Accountants, she studied accounting at the Cork Institute of Technology.
Born in Cobh, County Cork, Deirdre lives in New York City with her husband, Feargall, and their three children, Cliona, Colin, and Ava. She is “extremely proud of her Irish heritage,” and calls it “the foundation upon which I approach life and work. Key values ingrained in the Irish culture are hard work, building long term relationships, and sharing lessons learned with the next generation.”