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Blackrock appoints Seewald country head for Taiwan

BlackRock has appointed Leo Seewald as country head for Taiwan, effective immediately.

Seewald will be responsible for overseeing and leading all of BlackRock’s Taiwan business interests, and driving its local market strategy.

He was earlier the chairman of Manulife Asset Management Taiwan and also deputy general manager of Manulife International’s Taiwan branch. He has over two decades of industry experience, 13 years of which in senior management roles in Asia, and the last four years in Taiwan, the company said.

He reports to Michael Marquardt, chief operating officer for Asia Pacific.

“The growth prospects for Taiwan as a critical hub for retail in the region provide significant opportunities for us as we continue to expand our global footprint. We are delighted to be welcoming someone of Seewald’s calibre to help us drive our Taiwan business into its next phase of growth,” Marquardt said.


Headquartered in New York, Blackrock manages assets worth $4.096 trn as of 30 September. It has operations in 30 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa.

Part of the Mark Allen Group.