Philippe de Koning

Philippe de Koning


Dublin City University (DCU)


Philippe is a Director with the Financial Markets Advisory division of Blackrock in London. In his new role, he will be advising governments and central banks on resolving residual problems from the global financial crisis, as well as advising banks on how to become more resilient to future such crises. Prior to that, he worked as an Analyst in Capital Markets Advisory and Solutions with BNP Paribas in London. In this position, he focused on public sector advisory projects geared towards helping European governments deal with residual problems from the financial crisis. Philippe is a 2013 Mitchell Scholar. He received a Master’s Degree in International Security and Conflict Studies from Dublin City University. While at DCU he conducted research into the factors affecting successful mediation in civil conflicts. Philippe delved into this topic during his Mitchell year as a result of his interest in the effectiveness of mediation during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, as well as the role of economic policy in helping communities sustainably recover from conflict. He also interned with Kleinwort Benson Investors in Dublin, and worked on a variety of projects

designed around the principles of socially responsible investing. Philippe obtained his undergraduate degree from Stanford.