Olivier Lens

Olivier Lens

Head of Sub Saharan Africa, SWIFT

Olivier Lens is the head of Sub-Sahara Africa for SWIFT, based in Johannesburg, leading a team across three offices, and delivering on SWIFT’s ambitious Africa growth plan.

Prior to this, Olivier was part of the Capital Markets Strategy team at SWIFT, tasked with defining the cooperative’s global capital markets strategy for the future, from a technological, product and segment perspective.

Olivier joined SWIFT in 2012 to manage SWIFT’s Funds & Investment Management business across EMEA and in 2014, Olivier took over responsibility for the Benelux sales and relationship management team, supporting banks, payment service providers, corporates and market infrastructures across the region.

 Prior to joining SWIFT, Olivier worked for Euroclear, covering several functions from operational management to network management.