Eleanor Seet

President and Head of Asia-ex-Japan
Nikko Asset Management

IBF Fellow (2017)

Fund Management

"Adaptive and innovative thinking, new media literacy and the ability to create good relationships are necessary as we seek to navigate this hyper environment characterised by speed and unpredictability."


​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 150. Additionally, she leads in the management of Nikko AM's joint venture relationships in China and Malaysia.

Ms Seet is a member of the Financial Centre Advisory Panel set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to strengthen the dialogue and partnership between the regulator and the industry. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS). In 2017, she 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 asset management industry with 20 years’ experience. She has a strong background in the sales and marketing of investment solutions. 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. She earned her role as Director of South East Asia with her strong performance in business development and strategic outlook. 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.