Head of Latin America and the Caribbean, SWIFT
Ignacio Blanco is the Head of Latin America & Caribbean at SWIFT. In this role, Ignacio is responsible for SWIFT’s commercial organization in the Latin America & Caribbean region, including the relationship with SWIFT’s Global Key Accounts who conduct business in the region. Ignacio was previously responsible for managing strategic relationships with key clients in North America and for SWIFT’s strategic vision and thought leadership on payments in that region. Prior to joining SWIFT in June 2016, Ignacio was VP Network Products for FIS, overseeing the development and management of products and solutions for the NYCE and PayNet networks of FIS. Prior to his role at FIS, Ignacio worked for both Mastercard and Visa. While at Mastercard, Ignacio was VP Product Management, responsible for defining the Debit strategy in the U.S. as well as developing new products and solutions; during his tenure at Visa, Ignacio was a member of Visa Inc.’s Consulting Services leading consulting engagements with financial institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Ignacio began his career in the payments industry with MBNA Corporation, spending his first years with the company in Spain building MBNA’s business in that country. Ignacio moved to the U.S. in 2005 with responsibilities at MBNA America that included growing the multicultural segment with focus on both Credit and Debit products. Ignacio holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, and an M.B.A. from University of Phoenix.