SWIFT appoints new chief for UK and Americas

SWIFT has today announced the appointment of John Hunter as the new chief executive of the UK and Americas region.

Hunter was most recently managing director at JPMorgan Chase, leading its global clearing business.

The new chief exec, who begins in the role this week, has also worked extensively in the technology sector having also previously worked in financial services positions at Accenture, Adobe and Hewlett-Packard.

“I am very proud to be joining SWIFT at a time when it is evolving its platform to deliver widespread benefits to the industry and unlock new opportunities for customers,” said Hunter. “SWIFT has long served as a trusted global partner to the industry, and I am delighted to support the next stage of the journey as financial institutions embrace its bold and exciting vision.”

At SWIFT, he will focus on strategic customer relationships and enabling the industry to create new services based on SWIFT’s underlying infrastructure.

“At SWIFT, we are fundamentally transforming cross-border payments and securities processing aligned with our vision for instant and frictionless transactions globally,” said Rosemary Stoner, SWIFT chief business development officer. “John’s valuable and extensive experience will reinforce our industry focus and support our customers in the Americas and the U.K. as they leverage SWIFT’s expanding capabilities to create innovative new services for the consumers and businesses they serve.”

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