Aliza Blachman O’Keeffe, Trustee

With more than 25 years’ experience in professional services, Aliza has expertise in strategy, leadership, business development, strategic communications, relationship building and coaching.

Aliza currently has a portfolio of independent roles across business, political, nonprofit and community organisations, including Chair of the MIT Sloan School Alumni Board; Partner at Joy Capital LLP; Advisory Board of Affenium; Changemaker for Working Families; and member of the UK Council of Democrats Abroad, having served on the International Finance Committee and Inaugural Finance Committee for President Obama’s campaigns. Aliza is also a Trustee of City Year UK, an education and youth social action charity, and Co-Chair of Pomegranate, an initiative she co-founded, which supports World Jewish Relief’s livelihood development programmes for women in eastern Europe.

Previously, Aliza was a partner at Spencer Stuart, where she handled board-level appointments in a variety of sectors. Aliza was also with McKinsey & Company in London and Hong Kong, having spent her early career at the World Bank working on macroeconomic policy in Latin America. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with an Honors degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received her M.Sc. from the MIT Sloan School of Management. A dual US/UK national, Aliza is married and has a 19-year old son and 16-year old daughter.

“I am excited to be involved with Invincible Me because of the dual impact the organisation can have by training teachers – improving support for traumatised children in schools and equipping the teachers with coping strategies to ensure they maintain their own emotional resilience.”