Kalika Jayasekera is a Senior Vice President in the Legal & Compliance Group. Ms. Jayasekera is responsible for regulatory and compliance matters for Blackstone in the EMEA region and is Blackstone’s FCA registered Money Laundering Reporting Officer. Before joining Blackstone in August 2015, Ms. Jayasekera acted as a General Counsel and Head of Compliance in the hedge fund industry in London for over 10 years. Ms. Jayasekera was a co-founding member of the Hedge Fund Lawyers’ Association in London. Prior to that, Ms. Jayasekera headed up the derivatives legal team for ANZ Investment Bank in Melbourne. Ms. Jayasekera received a first class Master of Laws (Corporate and Securities Law) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Japanese and History) from The University of Melbourne. In 2016, Ms. Jayasekera was appointed as a governor of the LSE’s Court of Governors and a member of the LSE Investment Committee and Nominations Committee. She was a co-founder and co-editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law. Ms. Jayasekera is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales and has also been admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.