Chief Executive Officer, APAC and EMEA
Alain Raes was appointed Head of the EMEA region of SWIFT in September 2007 and added the role of Chief Executive Asia Pacific in January 2013. He is based in Singapore. Alain was previously Director of the Continental Europe region at SWIFT, covering securities and banking commercial activities and spending time in Paris as well as Brussels.
Alain joined SWIFT in 1990, following previous roles at Citibank in Belgium and Fortis Bank in Singapore. During his extensive career in marketing and sales within the financial services industry, Alain has achieved great success in developing international business across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and he has particular expertise in the area of financial market infrastructures.
Alain is married and has three children. He is a Belgian.