Senior Managing Director
Global Head of BlackRock’s Institutional Client Business
Chairman of BlackRock Alternative Investors
Mr. McCombe is global head of BlackRock’s Institutional Client Business and Chairman of BlackRock Alternative Investors. He is responsible for driving the growth of BlackRock’s institutional business and alternatives presence globally. He is also BlackRock’s Asia Pacific Chairman, and a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive and Global Operating Committees.
Mr. McCombe has had an international career in finance spanning more than 20 years. Before joining BlackRock, he served as Chief Executive Officer in Hong Kong for HSBC. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Ltd, and Chairman of HSBC Global Asset Management (HK) Ltd. Prior to that, he was based in London where he was Chief Executive of HSBC Global Asset Management.
Mr. McCombe has served on a number of finance industry bodies during his career. He was a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, a member of the Banking Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, a committee member of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, and a council member of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC), an advisory body established by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Mr. McCombe earned an MA degree from Aberdeen University and attended Wharton Business School where he completed the Advanced Management Program. He was recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List in 2006 with an OBE.