Michael Blake

Michael Blake

Michael grew up in an environment that emphasised the importance of contributing to the broader good, in addition to individual achievement, and is passionate about supporting initiatives that share that aim.

Michael was the Chief Executive of Coutts & Co Ltd, responsible for leading Coutts’ international wealth management business and overseeing its integration with UBP – a Swiss private bank – in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Since the integration completed in April 2016, he has joined UBP.

He graduated from Oxford University where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics and studied Mandarin in Beijing while serving with the British Diplomatic Service. He went on to work for an international wealth manager in Hong Kong as head of their Asia Pacific
Management Office before joining Coutts in 2011.

British by birth, Michael has lived and worked in Asia, Switzerland and London over the past 16 years and is active in various international affairs forums. In his professional roles, Michael has played a part in supporting community affairs, including organising and participating in volunteering and fundraising activities.