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BlackRock’s Apac head of wealth on leave

James Raby, Asia Pacific CFO, will take up the reins for the time being.
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BlackRock’s Asia Pacific head of wealth Guilherme Lima is taking an extended leave of absence, according to a company spokesperson.

His responsibilities will pass to James Raby, Asia Pacific chief financial officer, for the time being.

“Guilherme Lima, BlackRock’s Apac head of wealth, has advised that he wishes to step back for an extended leave of absence for personal and family reasons, and we wish him all the very best for his time out,” the spokesperson said in an emailed response to FSA.

Lima was only appointed to his current position in October last year. Working alongside wealth managers, private banks and family offices, Lima’s role is to develop strategies that draw from the full spectrum of BlackRock’s offerings to address the needs of wealth clients throughout the region.

Prior to BlackRock, Lima worked at Westpac, where he led private banking, commercial banking and SME banking as CEO of the business division from 2019. He previously spent more than a decade with HSBC, at which he had a variety of Hong Kong-based leadership roles in wealth, premier banking and strategy.

Earlier, he was regional head of retail banking and wealth management for HSBC Latin America in Sao Paulo and chief of staff to the group CEO in London. Before HSBC, he was a partner at McKinsey in New York and Sao Paulo.

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