Stephane Lapiquonne was named head of sustainability for Europe, Middle East and Africa at BlackRock effective Thursday, a spokeswoman said.
The role is new. Based in Paris, Mr. Lapiquonne leads the firm's sustainability strategy, delivering expertise and insights to the region's clients.
Mr. Lapiquonne was previously the firm's co-head of Continental Europe alongside Christian Hyldahl.
Effective Thurday, Mr. Hyldahl becomes solely responsible for the European business. He will continue to be based in Copenhagen and will work closely with BlackRock's regional leaders in EMEA.