Managing Director and Head of Investment Stewardship, APAC
Amar Gill is Managing Director and Head of Investment Stewardship in APAC for BlackRock, joining the company in 2018. He worked for 22+ years with a leading regional securities company, CLSA, an industry leader for independent equities research. Gill was Head of Research for Malaysia, subsequently for Hong Kong, went on to be regional head for thematic research and thereafter was appointed Head of Asia Research. He had a stint in investment banking at CLSA-CITICS before leaving the group in September 2018.
Gill has been a pioneer in corporate governance research, writing nine regional reports over 2001 to 2014 for CLSA working in collaboration with the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA). Representing CLSA, Gill has been a council member of ACGA over 2005-09.
After graduating with First Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Gill did a Masters course in Philosophy majoring in Ethics also at Oxford University, England. He worked earlier in foreign exchange with Chemical Bank in Singapore (subsequently acquired by Chase Manhattan) before starting his career in equities research. He is presently also on the Asia advisory council of the Young Investors Society.