Mark Florian (MBA ‘82) is the head of BlackRock Global Infrastructure Funds (“BGIF”), starting the BGIF franchise in 2008. Since inception, Mr. Florian has overseen all of the Fund’s activities, including overall strategy, portfolio construction, investment origination, structuring, execution, monitoring, and exits. The BGIF team manages approximately $14 billion in capital commitments. The team has created over 45 portfolio companies across the globe, which have had a particular focus on energy transition, including businesses in renewables, carbon capture, energy efficiency, renewable and sustainable fuels, as well as energy storage. Prior to BGIF, Mr. Florian was a Partner at Goldman Sachs, where he had a 23-year career.  Mr. Florian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics, magna cum laude, from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago

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