Mark McCombe is a senior managing director and head of the Americas region at BlackRock. McCombe is responsible for driving the growth of BlackRock's businesses in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Iberia. He is a member of BlackRock's Global Executive Committee and its Talent Subcommittee, and chairs the Americas Executive Committee. McCombe has had an international career in finance spanning more than 20 years. Previously, he served as the chair and global head of BlackRock Alternative Investors, global head of BlackRock's Institutional Client Business, and as chairman of BlackRock's Asia Pacific region. McCombe earned an MA degree from Aberdeen University and attended Wharton Business School, where he completed the Advanced Management Program.