BlackRock’s newly-appointed Country Head of Australia, Dominik Rohe, takes up the post in Sydney on July 18, 2016.
Reporting to BlackRock Asia Pacific Chairman Ryan Stork, Mr. Rohe is responsible for developing and executing growth initiatives in Australia, and will join the firm’s Global Operating and Asia Pacific Executive Committees. He succeeds Justin Arter, who relocated to London after four years leading the team to head up the firm’s Institutional Client Business in the UK, Middle East and Africa.
Mr. Rohe has been serving BlackRock in the US, UK, Germany and Latin America for the last 10-plus years. His most recent post was leading institutional and wealth lines of business in the firm’s Latin America & Iberia region. This four-year tenure generated valuable sector, client and product experience relevant to the Australian role.
Mr. Stork commented: “Australia is home to the world’s fourth largest pension market, and Dominik’s experience leading high-growth businesses in Latin America & Iberia will be a great asset to us. His appointment adds impetus to our efforts in delivering tailored investment solutions and risk management advisory to a diverse local client base.”
Mr. Rohe said: “Demand for wealth creation and management solutions – retirement funding in particular – is a high priority for many of our clients in Australia. I am delighted to be joining the team today and look forward to capitalizing on opportunities alongside my new colleagues in this evolving market.”
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