Organisation & Governance

SWIFT is a cooperative society under Belgian law and is owned and controlled by its shareholders

SWIFT’s organisation and governance

Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT shareholders elect a Board composed of 25 independent Directors which governs the Company and oversees management.

SWIFT’s governance is designed to reflect usage of SWIFT messaging services, ensure our global relevance, support our international reach and uphold SWIFT’s strict neutrality.

SWIFT management

Managing the day-to-day operations of the company. Meet SWIFT’s executive team.

SWIFT governance

Ensuring global relevance; supporting international reach; upholding strict neutrality. Learn more about SWIFT’s governance.

SWIFT oversight

The oversight objectives centre on the security, operational reliability, business continuity, risk identification, and resilience of SWIFT’s infrastructure. Learn more about SWIFT’s oversight.