Arpinée joined SEB in 1979, and has held secretarial positions with several business and administrative units, including SEB Kort, Finans Scandic, Kontorsfaks, Marketing & Processes and Education. She has been with SEB Venture Capital since January 2001. An Armenian born in Lebanon, Arpinée speaks fluent Armenian, Arabic, French, English and Swedish.
Arpinée has been active as a leader in the Swedish Scouting Movement for 25 years, a volunteer work for which she on two occasions has received an award and scholarship from his Majesty the King of Sweden. She is also an avid biker who participates in road races every year.