Chief Product Officer, Swift
David Watson was appointed Chief Product Officer in December 2022. The Product group brings together Swift’s technology and product development, and delivers all the products and services aimed to respond to the needs of our banking, securities, market infrastructure and corporate customers.
Prior to this David was the Chief Strategy Officer for Swift, with responsibility for market and competitive intelligence, strategic planning, thought leadership, and execution of key strategic initiatives for the company. He brings extensive experience to the role, with an international career spanning more than 20 years in the financial services industry. He served in a number of commercial and product leadership roles at Deutsche Bank before joining Swift in 2019 to drive business performance and key client relationships where he was integral to the development of Swift’s new strategy to deliver transaction management services as well as our global corporate market engagement. David holds a degree in Business from Edinburgh University in his native Scotland and has lived in Germany, the UK and US.