Aliza_Blachman

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; Co-Chair of Pomegranate, a women’s initiative that she co-founded on behalf of World Jewish Relief; Advisory Board of Affenium; Changemaker for Working Families; and the UK Council of Democrats Abroad, having also served on the International Finance Committee and Inaugural Finance Committee for President Obama’s campaigns.

A former partner at Spencer Stuart, Aliza handled board-level appointments there for international clients in media, technology, retail & luxury goods. She co-managed the European Broadcasting & Entertainment Practice and launched the European Internet & New Media Practice.

Previously, Aliza was 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 received an Honors degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her M.Sc. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

“I was excited to get involved with City Year because of its unique ability to transform the lives of Corps Members and the children they support, as well as my belief that widespread commitment to a voluntary service year would have a strongly positive impact on our society.”