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“There is a huge market of corporates in Japan, China, India and ASEAN”
Alain Raes, CEO at SWIFT Asia Pacific, discusses the organisation’s bid to better penetrate the APAC market, as well as challenges faced in the region.

Oct 07, 2013 | Esther Tan

In January 2013, Alain Raes was appointed into his new role as CEO of SWIFT while simultaneously heading the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (EMEA) since September 2007. He succeeds Ian Johnston who was instrumental in establishing the organisation’s footprint in Asia.

For many years, SWIFT relied on staff from Europe and the US within its Asian offices. This is about to change. Raes’ main objective is to build teams that can help achieve local relevance by developing higher skills from within Asia to support the various market infrastructures across the region.


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Categories: Asia Pacific, Channels, Payments, Technology & Operations, Transaction Banking
Keywords: Sibos 2013, SWIFT, Alain Raes, JASDEC, PBoC, ASEAN
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