David J. Blumer

David J. Blumer
  • Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa
    BlackRock

David J. Blumer, Senior Managing Director, is Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BlackRock and is a Member of the company's Global Executive Committee and the Global Operating Committee. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, Blumer was Chief Investment Officer and a Member of the Executive Committee at Swiss Re. He was also Chairman of Swiss Re's Admin Re Division and was a Member of the Board at Brevan Howard. Prior to Swiss Re, Blumer was Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse's Asset Management and a Member of the Executive Board. During his 15-year career at Credit Suisse, he held various positions in private banking and asset management in Zurich, London and New York. In 2004, Credit Suisse appointed Blumer Head of Trading and Sales, and two years later appointed him Head of Asset Management. Blumer was also a Member of the Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange and, until recently, on the board of RobecoSAM. Blumer earned a BA in Economics from the University of Zurich.