Deborah Ho

Country Head, Singapore and Regional Head of Southeast Asia

IBF Fellow (2014)

Financial Markets

"Banking is a vocation - know your purpose and be mindful of those you serve"


Deborah is regional head of the South East Asian business for BlackRock and country head of BlackRock Singapore. BlackRock is one of the world’s leading providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions. As of end-Q4 2019, BlackRock’s assets under management total US$7.43 trillion across fixed income, cash management, alternative investment, real estate and advisory strategies. Singapore is one of the major hubs for Aladdin, which is BlackRock’s operating system for investment professionals that enables every aspect of the investment process.

Deborah is a member of the Asia Pacific Steering committee which is the senior most leadership body for BlackRock in APAC, a member of the Asia Pacific Exco which is a general management group for the region. Globally, Deborah represents BlackRock APAC on the human capital committee, which is the most senior leadership group ensuring the implementation of leadership and culture priorities of the firm. Deborah is a recognised champion for gender and cultural diversity both within the firm and in the finance industry. She is a global executive committee member of BlackRock’s global women’s initiative group. 

Deborah is passionate about developing leaders in the financial services sector in Asia. She is active in contributing to the development of the financial industry in Singapore. She represents BlackRock on FCAP, MAS’ financial centre advisory panel which consists of the most senior representatives of the top financial institutions in Singapore. She is most recently focused on the development of ESG investing at BlackRock and is a steering committee member of the ESG working group at FCAP. She is regularly invited to speak on gender diversity and the championing of sustainability.