Dr Valerie Speth

Managing Director & Co-Lead APAC, Climate Infrastructure Group

Dr Valerie Speth currently leads investment activities in the Asia Pacific region for BlackRock Climate Infrastructure (BCI) and is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing climate investments across the APAC region from Singapore, as well as setting strategy for the business.

Since she joined the firm, she led the entrance into 5 new countries - Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Indonesia. She is a member of the BCI Management and Investment Committee and heads the global Portfolio committee focusing on value creation across the Climate Infra platform. She also oversees the construction of Akaysha's Waratah super battery 850 MW / 1680 MWh in Australia.

As a qualified mechanical engineer, she brings more than 20 years’ of experience in the renewable power sector in Europe and APAC in strategy, M&A and portfolio management. Prior to joining, she was the CEO of a global wind and solar developer responsible for APAC. Valerie was placed in the “Top 40 under 40” in 2019, 2020 and 2021 by the Capital business magazine in Germany.

She holds an engineering diploma from University of Stuttgart, a Master of Engineering Management as a Fulbright Scholar from Duke University, a PhD in Business from St. Gallen University, a Personal Leadership Certificate from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an International Director Certificate from INSEAD.