Managing Director, Asia Pacific, McLaren Applied

Michael Shearer OBE is Managing Director, Asia Pacific for McLaren Applied (part of McLaren Group), established to apply Formula One technology and expertise to new markets and sectors. Michael’s 25-year professional experience covers leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, as well as in developed and emerging markets across 9 countries. This includes global commercial banking and strategy (as an HSBC Group International Manager in the USA, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan); international relations (as a British Foreign Office senior diplomat in the UK, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Japan) and racing technology (with McLaren Group in Singapore since 2016). 

He has degrees from the universities of Leeds (Chinese & Japanese Studies), Durham (MBA with distinction) and is currently studying for an MSt in Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge. He is an elected member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Michael is a Director of McLaren Applied and Cycling Without Age, a Singapore registered charity.

In 2012, Michael was appointed OBE by Her Majesty The Queen for directing the evacuation of British Nationals, following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.