David Watson joins SWIFT as Strategic Relationship Director in North America from Deutsche Bank, where he served as Managing Director and Head of Cash Management for the Americas, as well as the Head of Global Digital Cash Products.
Watson will take responsibility for SWIFT’s strategic direction and growth in North America, charged with strengthening the cooperative’s key relationships and delivering commercial performance across its portfolio of products and services; including SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) and its suite of financial crime compliance solutions.
David Scola, Acting Chief Executive, Americas & UK, SWIFT said: “David brings with him a wealth of industry expertise having held senior roles in operations, product management and product development, including cash, trade finance, and securities services. We are delighted to welcome him on board to help drive our regional strategy and support our vision of delivering a fast and frictionless cross-border payment experience for the global financial industry.”
Watson has served on SWIFTs Corporate Advisory Group since 2011. He has also served as a member of TCH’s Company Board since 2017.
David takes up his position on 9 September 2019 and will be based in New York.