Instinet Adds Seema Arora as Head of Execution Sales for EMEA


The Equities trading arm of Nomura, Instinet, has announced the appointment of its new Head of Execution Sales for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, Seema Arora.

As the Head of Execution Sales for EMEA, Arora, who will be based in London, will be in charge of the team responsible for selling all Instinet Execution products. In this newly-created role, she will report directly to the Chief Executive Offer (CEO) of Instinet Europe, Richard Parsons. 

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Commenting on the appointment, Richard Parsons said: “Seema brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Instinet, with her broad expertise in both market execution and global trading. We are delighted to welcome her on board.”

Seema Arora joins Instinet after 10 years with Kepler Cheuvreux

Arora brings more than two decades of sales experience with her to Instinet. For the past 10 years, she was working at Kepler Cheuvreux, with her most recent role being similar to the one she has now, focusing on execution sales.

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Seema Arora of Instinet
Seema Arora, Head of Execution Sales of Instinet
Source: LinkedIn

She initially joined the European financial services company in October of 2008 as Global Head of Portfolio Trading. In November 2016, she was given the title of Senior Execution Sales.

According to the biography on her LinkedIn, Arora is an: “Experienced Sales Trader with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Cash, PT, ETFs, Electronic Trading, Equity Trading and Derivatives. Strong finance professional graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science.”

During her career, Arora also worked at JPMorgan for more than six years, from August 2002 until October 2008. Whilst employed with the firm, she held the role of Head of Execution Sales.

According to her LinkedIn profile, in this role, she built out and headed PT, electronic and ETF sales and sales trading. She also worked on the expansion of DELTA 1 and sold derivatives to the firm’s institutional client base.

In 1997, Arora commenced her career as Head of PT Sales for Dresdner Klienwort, where she worked until August of 2002. She also holds a Bachelor of Science, Economics from the London School of Economics.

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