Skip to content

Tariq Fancy

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer of Sustainable Investing

Tariq Fancy, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock. After several software coding internships, Tariq began his career in Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB)'s technology-sector investment banking group in Silicon Valley. He next joined New York-based private equity firm MHR Fund Management, a $6 billion Icahn Holdings spinoff with top quartile returns, where he led turnaround, buyout, and distressed securities investments and became the firm's youngest partner in 2006. He was later a senior investment professional at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in Toronto, where he helped create new investment verticals for the growing investment platform.

 

Most recently, Tariq founded The Rumie Initiative in late 2013, a Y Combinator and Google-backed technology startup whose award-winning technology to bring the free digital learning revolution to remote and offline communities globally is now being used in over 20 countries, ranging from Syrian refugee camps to the Arctic Circle, and is subject of business school case studies by both INSEAD and Harvard Business School. Tariq continues to serve as the Chair of the Board at Rumie, which has non-profit status in the US and Canada.

 

Tariq holds an Honors B.A. with distinction from Brown University, spent one year studying PPE at Oxford University, and holds a Masters in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD. Tariq was born and raised in Canada to parents who immigrated from Kenya and speaks four languages.

Tariq Fancy

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer of Sustainable Investing

Tariq Fancy, Managing Director, is Chief Investment Officer of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock. After several software coding internships, Tariq began his career in Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB)'s technology-sector investment banking group in Silicon Valley. He next joined New York-based private equity firm MHR Fund Management, a $6 billion Icahn Holdings spinoff with top quartile returns, where he led turnaround, buyout, and distressed securities investments and became the firm's youngest partner in 2006. He was later a senior investment professional at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in Toronto, where he helped create new investment verticals for the growing investment platform.

 

Most recently, Tariq founded The Rumie Initiative in late 2013, a Y Combinator and Google-backed technology startup whose award-winning technology to bring the free digital learning revolution to remote and offline communities globally is now being used in over 20 countries, ranging from Syrian refugee camps to the Arctic Circle, and is subject of business school case studies by both INSEAD and Harvard Business School. Tariq continues to serve as the Chair of the Board at Rumie, which has non-profit status in the US and Canada.

 

Tariq holds an Honors B.A. with distinction from Brown University, spent one year studying PPE at Oxford University, and holds a Masters in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD. Tariq was born and raised in Canada to parents who immigrated from Kenya and speaks four languages.