Head of HR, Hungary & EMEA Head of HR Platform & Operations, BlackRock
Darren Ali is the Head of HR for BlackRock Hungary. In this role, he is responsible for partnering with the Country Head and key partners across BlackRock in building a new global technology & innovation hub.
In addition, Darren is the EMEA Head of HR Platform & Operations, where he leads the regional team and partners with various global functional leaders.
Before being based in Budapest, Darren was in New York as the Talent & Diversity Partner for BlackRock’s Client Businesses globally. In this capacity, Darren worked with the Client Businesses HR Business Partner team to design and implement strategic talent and diversity plans. He has also performed a variety of HR Business Partner roles from New York and from London.
Before joining BlackRock in 2011, Darren spent 7 years at Royal Bank of Scotland in a variety of roles including HR Business Partner for Technology (investment bank), Head of Talent Asia Pacific, Head of Employee Survey Strategy, HR Consultant and Regional Recruitment Manager. He began his career as a HR Graduate at the Co-operative Bank in the UK. Through his career, he has worked in several different regions and locations including New York, Singapore, London, Edinburgh, Manchester and now Budapest.