Eleanor Seet

We cannot succeed in our role as stewards of capital, to continue to be part of steering risk & reward conversations and outcomes, if we do not push and partner in this upskilling and workforce transformation agenda to match the transformation that ESG and digitalisation herald.”

Eleanor Seet
IBF Distinguished Fellow (2022), Asset Management

Eleanor Seet

President & Head of Asia, ex-Japan, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited


​Eleanor Seet joined Nikko Asset Management in 2011 as the President and Director of the Singapore entity. She became the Head of Asia ex-Japan in 2015 with expanded responsibility for driving the growth of Nikko AM in the region. She has oversight of Nikko AM's Singapore and Hong Kong offices, with a total staff strength of approximately 140. Additionally, she has oversight of Nikko AM's joint venture relationships in China and Malaysia and is a board member of Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad.

Active in the industry, Ms Seet currently serves as vice-chairman on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) and chairs the Institute of Banking and Finance Fund Management Workgroup. She is a founding member of the Bloomberg Women's Buy-side Network, which tracks future investment trends and aspires to serve as role models for the next generation of asset managers in the region.

In 2017, Ms Seet was conferred the IBF Fellow distinction by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore. The IBF Fellow title recognises industry veterans who exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development.

Ms Seet is a pioneer in the asset management industry with over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Nikko AM Asia, Ms Seet led the distribution efforts for iShares concentrating on the wealth segments across Asia ex Japan.

Previously, she spent 12 years at AllianceBernstein, where she was responsible for building and developing the firm's distribution channels and business. In that capacity, she was responsible for the overall strategy and execution of the firm's product offerings in South East Asia via intermediaries.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

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