Javier Pérez-Tasso is Chief Executive, Americas and UK Region at SWIFT. Appointed in August 2015, he is responsible for key client relationships and leading growth and business development across North America, the UK, Ireland and Nordics, as well as management of SWIFT’s rapidly growing business in Latin America.
Previously, Javier served as Chief Marketing Officer, following his appointment to SWIFT’s Executive Committee by CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt in July 2012. He led product management, market management, and strategy, including the successful development of the SWIFT2020 company strategy which was launched in June 2015. Product and market management responsibilities extended across core payments and securities businesses, market infrastructures, and shared services including financial crime compliance.
Earlier in his career, Javier held several senior leadership positions in SWIFT’s sales divisions, including serving as Head of Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he led business development in SWIFT’s Paris and Madrid offices. Javier also served as Head of Products and Services within the Marketing division.
Javier holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, an MBA from Solvay Business School, a Master in Finance from Instituto de Empresa and the Executive TGM from Insead. Javier is Spanish and is based in New York.