Mr. Sean O’Driscoll is the Country Head, Managing Director of Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A. (UIL) reporting to the CEO of Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH (UIG), where he is a member of the Management Board. Mr. O’Driscoll is a member of the Luxembourg Management Committee and Director of Universal-Investment-Luxembourg Board. He is responsible for business development, local strategy setting, governance and day-to-day operations
Mr. O’Driscoll has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. He started his career in 1993 with State Street Bank where he held various management positions in Boston, Ireland and Luxembourg before joining BlackRock in 2006. Mr. O’Driscoll was responsible for the BlackRock Luxembourg and Ireland operations where he was a Director of the Luxembourg Management Company and a Dirigeant (Conducting Officer). In September 2014 he joined AXA Funds Management Luxembourg as Country Head, General Manager and CFO responsible for leading the Management Company offering UCITS and AIF products with AUM of EUR 50 billion before joining Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A. (UIL) as Country Head, Managing Director in February 2019. UIL is the largest third-party Management Company and AIFM in Luxembourg providing UCITS and AIFM services across all asset classes and structures. He contributes to several industry working groups and panels. He graduated from Suffolk University – Sawyer Business School in Boston Massachusetts.
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