Ryan Stork is chairman and head of Asia Pacific for BlackRock, based in Hong Kong. In this role he is responsible for a wide-ranging portfolio in markets across the region that includes greater China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, India and South Korea. He is a member of BlackRock's Global Executive Committee.
In his previous role as Head of the Aladdin® client business, Mr. Stork drove rapid expansion of the business globally and broadened the platform’s international mix of clients. His role encompassed client relationships and business development as well as implementation and delivery of Aladdin services and its third-party investment-accounting business.
Prior to taking over the Aladdin business, Mr. Stork was deputy head of BlackRock's Europe, Middle East and Africa institutional business from 2005 to 2008. Based in London, he spearheaded business development and client service across the region. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Stork worked within the institutional business leading client service efforts for BlackRock's Financial Institutions Group.
Before joining BlackRock in 1999, Mr. Stork was a portfolio manager at life insurance holding company PennCorp Financial Group, where he had oversight over asset allocation and external asset managers. He began his career in investments at Conning Asset Management.
Mr. Stork is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Financial Analysts. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a BA degree in finance.