- Hunter previously led JPMorgan Chase’s Global Clearing business and brings extensive cash management and payments services experience to SWIFT
Brussels, 2 September 2021 — SWIFT today announced the appointment of John Hunter as Chief Executive of the Americas and U.K. Region. Hunter was most recently Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase, leading its Global Clearing business, and brings extensive experience in cash management, payment services and innovation fields.
Hunter’s focus at SWIFT will be on strategic customer relationships across these major markets, with a focus on enabling the industry to transform and create new services based on SWIFT’s underlying infrastructure that will enable instant and frictionless international transactions and rich data services across more than 4 billion accounts in 200 countries around the world.
Hunter, who begins in the role this week, is a respected industry thought leader on transaction services and has deep experience in the technology sector having also previously worked in financial services positions at Accenture, Adobe and Hewlett-Packard.
SWIFT Chief Business Development Officer, Rosemary Stone, commented: “At SWIFT, we are fundamentally transforming cross-border payments and securities processing aligned with our vision for instant and frictionless transactions globally. John’s valuable and extensive experience will reinforce our industry focus and support our customers in the Americas and the U.K. as they leverage SWIFT’s expanding capabilities to create innovative new services for the consumers and businesses they serve.”
John Hunter, Chief Executive of the Americas and UK Region for SWIFT, said: “I am very proud to be joining SWIFT at a time when it is evolving its platform to deliver widespread benefits to the industry and unlock new opportunities for customers. SWIFT has long served as a trusted global partner to the industry, and I am delighted to support the next stage of the journey as financial institutions embrace its bold and exciting vision.”
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