Nils-Robert Persson is executive chairman of the board for Cinnober Financial Technology, the Sweden-based provider of electronic trading platforms. He is a member of several steering committees and is the largest shareholder in Cinnober.
In November 2013, Persson was nominated for the Guldklubban (Golden Gavel), an award which is given annually in Sweden to recognize "meritorious chairmanship."
He first held the position as chairman of Cinnober’s board from 2000 to 2006, when he took a position as an executive board member. He was elected chairman once again at the annual general meeting in 2008.
Before joining Cinnober, Persson worked for nine years at OMX (Formerly the OM Group) where he was responsible for business development. He was CEO for OM Stockholm and deputy CEO for the OM Group with responsibility for the transaction division including all exchanges and clearing houses in the group.
Before OM, Persson served as project manager and CEO for PmI, PenningmarknadsInformation AB, a market data company for fixed income products established by the Swedish central bank and four major investment banks. Prior to that, he worked for SEB, formerly SE Banken, in 1982.
In December of 2011, he was named entrepreneur of the year by Swedish business magazine Nya Affäre.
Persson holds a master of science degree in industrial engineering and management from Linköpings Tekniska Högskola.
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