Senior Managing Director and Asia Pacific Chairman, BlackRock
McCombe is responsible for business in the region, which includes Greater China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, India, and Korea.
Before joining BlackRock, he served as CEO for HSBC in Hong Kong, he had relationships with leading government officials in China as well as with the most important business people in the region. Heavily involved in the bank’s initiatives to develop the offshore market for China’s currency, the Renminbi. Other HSBC roles include Chief Executive of HSBC Global Asset Management (2007-2010), responsible for all of HSBC’s fund management businesses & Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd (2005-2007).
McCombe earned an MA degree from Aberdeen University and attended Wharton Business School. He was recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List in 2006 with an OBE.