Alain Raes

Chief Business Development Officer, SWIFT

Alain Raes was appointed Head of the EMEA region of SWIFT in September 2007 and added the role of Chief Executive Asia Pacific in January 2013. He is based in Singapore. Raes was previously Director of the Continental Europe region at SWIFT, covering securities and banking commercial activities and spending time in Paris as well as Brussels. Raes joined SWIFT in 1990, following previous roles at Citibank in Belgium and Fortis Bank in Singapore. During his extensive career in marketing and sales within the financial services industry, Raes has achieved great success in developing international business across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and he has particular expertise in the area of financial market infrastructures.