Simona Catanescu

Director of Securities Strategy

Based in Singapore, Simona is Director of Securities Strategy at SWIFT. In this role Simona partners with securities industry to deliver next-generation of capital markets solutions based on transactions that are instant, frictionless and transparent, with end-to-end integrity and global reach for members on the SWIFT platform.

Previously, Simona was Head of ASEAN Standards and Capital Markets where she led a team of experts who shaped market practices by advising ASEAN institutions on ISO standards and by leading market practice groups.

Simona has experience as account director for securities players in APAC and prior to this she worked for SWIFT in Belgium and Helsinki research center in Finland.

Simona has several degrees in Computer Science and International Business in Romania, Finland and Belgium.