Country Head of Singapore and Head of Southeast Asia
Deborah Ho is the Country Head of Singapore and Head of Southeast Asia for BlackRock. Based in Singapore, Deborah is responsible for a wide-ranging portfolio in markets across Southeast Asia. This includes delivering the breadth and depth of BlackRock's capabilities to clients in the region.
Deborah is a member of BlackRock’s Asia-Pacific Steering and Executive committees. She was the APAC Chair for WIN from 2018 – 2022 and has had extensive experience at the helm of various women's networks in the financial services industry in Asia and continues to champion gender equality in the workplace. Deborah has over 30 years of experience in Investment Banking and Asset Management and is on the investment committee of the LKY fund for Bilingualism. She is a Board member of the Singapore Land Transport Authority and is a trustee on the board of the Singapore Management University.
Deborah is passionate about developing leaders in the financial services sector in Asia. She represents BlackRock on the Financial Centre Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), which consists the most senior representatives of the top financial institutions in Singapore. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Green Finance Industry Taskforce, an industry grouping convened by the MAS to accelerate the development of green finance. Deborah was conferred the 2022 IBF Distinguished Fellow title, a testament of her contributions to Singapore’s financial sector. She was also awarded the Lifetime achievement award by Markets Media Group in the 2021 Women in Finance Asia Awards for her contribution to female talent development in the Finance Industry.