Bernard Carless

Bernard Carless

Head of Payment Market Infrastructures, FirstRand Group Treasury, South Africa

SWIFT Director since 2018. Bernard is a senior banker having been in the industry for over 39 years, during which time he has gained experience in general banking, credit, international banking and payments, clearing and settlement, sales, relationship management, and operations.

Bernard is currently an executive in FirstRand Group Treasury, responsible for inter alia, ownership of key payment market infrastructure relationships, and oversight of payments related developments from a Group Treasury perspective. He also serves on several industry committees within South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Bernard holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

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