Simon Machell, who has undertaken a wide range of roles with Aviva in the UK and internationally, most recently as chief executive for higher growth markets, will leave Aviva at the end of February.
The CEO of its private banking arm in Singapore, Roland Feser, is to retire, triggering a run of promotions. It also hires from BNP Paribas Asset Management.
The position is a new one at BlackRock. Mr. Lee will report to Joseph Pacini, who joined BlackRock in March, 2012 as head of the firm's alternative investment strategy group for Asia Pacific.
He succeeds David Livingstone, CEO of Australia since early 2010, who is returning to London to assume a senior client role with Credit Suisse.
The other departing staff come from Morgan Stanley’s investment banking, fixed income and research departments in India, they said.
AustralianSuper, the nation's largest industry fund with $46 billion in assets, unveiled four key senior investment appointments in Australian equities, infrastructure, property and investment operations.