BGS HKU Chapter Honoree 2013 - Mr Blair Pickerell
Mr Blair Pickerell
Mr Blair Pickerell is Head of Asia and Global Chief Marketing Officer for the Nikko Asset Management Group1. Based in Hong Kong2, Mr Pickerell is responsible for developing and overseeing Nikko AM’s businesses in the Asian region and for implementing its branding strategy worldwide.
Mr Pickerell first became involved in the Asian investment management industry 25 years ago and has been widely recognized for his pioneering role in developing the Asian mutual funds business during that time. Prior to joining Nikko AM Group, he served for three years as CEO, Asia for Morgan Stanley Investment Management, overseeing MSIM's investment management offices in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, China, India, Australia, and Korea. Prior to this, he served as Chief Executive, Asia Pacific for HSBC Asset Management and as Chairman of Jardine Fleming Unit Trusts. He also
served for four years as the Managing Director of Jardine Pacific Ltd. and for two years as Development Director of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
Mr Pickerell received his BA (with Honors and with Distinction) and MA from Stanford University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
1 Nikko Asset Management Group stands for Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. and its group companies
2 The Hong Kong office is a representative office of Nikko AM's Singapore subsidiary