Brussels – SWIFT is pleased to announce today the appointment of Javier Pérez-Tasso as its new Chief Executive Officer. A member of the SWIFT Executive team for the past seven years, Pérez-Tasso currently serves as Chief Executive Americas & UK region. He will take up his appointment on 1 July 2019 in place of Gottfried Leibbrandt who announced his intention to step down from the post at the end of June in December 2018.
The appointment follows a comprehensive internal and external search conducted by the Board’s Human Resources Committee, advised by a professional search firm.
SWIFT Chairman Yawar Shah, said: “I am delighted to announce Javier’s appointment with the full endorsement of the Board. SWIFT has an exceptionally strong management team which has enabled the Board to appoint an internal candidate and which will also allow for a smooth transition.”
“Javier‘s track record of impressive leadership, coupled with his in-depth understanding of the company and its business, means that he is expertly positioned for this new role. I am confident that his appointment will ensure that SWIFT can continue to build on its tradition of excellence and innovation in support of the global financial community, while also enabling acceleration of its endorsed strategy.”