Sumana Manohar
 Head, Thematic Research for Fundamental Active Equities, BlackRock, UK

Sumana Manohar is BlackRock’s Head of Thematic Research for Fundamental Active Equities. She is also co-Portfolio Manager of BlackRock’s Circular Economy investment strategy which launched in 2019. The strategy was created in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a charity and global thought leader whose mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Previously she worked at Goldman Sachs for ten years, primarily in the Thematic Research team. Her role involved covering global investment themes such as demographics, tech disruption, consumer behaviour and resource scarcity, as well as identifying stock opportunities with relevant exposure.