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SuperReturn Asia
September 2023

Henny Sender
Managing Director at BlackRock


Henny Sender is a Hong Kong-based managing director at BlackRock, advising the executive office in Hong Kong, and is involved in thinking about how to build BlackRock’s private markets business and building relations with the leading private equity and venture capital firms in the region. 

Ms Sender is particularly focused on China and India, markets in which she has spent most of her adult life and has decades of experience covering finance and economics in Asia.

Before BlackRock, Ms Sender was Chief Correspondent for International Finance at The Financial Times, for 13 years, spending her time between New York and Hong Kong. For the 15 years prior to that, she was at Wall Street Journal as a Senior Special Writer in the Money and Investing section and led financial coverage at the Far Eastern Economic Review (which was also owned by Dow Jones). Sender was also part of the team that won a Loeb award for coverage of the meltdown of Amaranth hedge fund. Her work on the overseas Chinese received a citation from the Overseas Press Club and she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. 

Before joining the Journal, Sender worked in Hong Kong for nearly ten years and covered regional finance for the Wall Street Journal Asia and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Prior to that she was in Tokyo for five years as Asian Bureau Chief for Institutional Investor.

Henny completed a PhD in Indian History at the University of Wisconsin, detailing Hindu-Muslim relations in the period before Partition. Her work was then the basis of a book published by Oxford University Press. She had studied Chinese at Wisconsin but switched her focus to South Asia as it was difficult then to study on the mainland, whereas India offered ample opportunity for onsite research. She also earned a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University

Ms Sender has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chair's welcome address

  • China 2060 and common prosperity: pushing towards a sustainable future?

  • Korea: a promising picture