Swift Appoints Stephen Grainger As Chief Executive

Swift Appoints Stephen Grainger As Chief Executive

Swift has named Stephen Grainger as its new Chief Executive for the Americas and UK Region.

Grainger was most recently Executive Vice President at Mastercard, where he oversaw the development and commercialization of the company’s global Cross-Border Services business, which serves banks, digital platforms, and non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs).

Grainger will lead the region’s overall direction and growth, focusing on further developing strategic customer relationships, assisting customers as they work to transform the cross-border payment experience for their end clients, and collaborating with securities players to improve the efficiency of post-trade processing.

Grainger brings two decades of global banking industry experience as well as an insightful perspective into the Swift business, having previously served in senior positions.


Rosemary Stone, Chief Business Development Officer, Swift, commented  Stephen’s industry experience makes him ideally qualified to lead our Americas and UK businesses into the next stage of growth, as we continue to deliver our strategic objectives to best serve the Swift community.”


Stephen Grainger, Chief Executive for Americas & UK region, Swift, added: “I am delighted to be returning to Swift at this particularly exciting stage in the organisation’s development. I greatly look forward to supporting the business as it works to transform cross-border payments and securities processing for the benefit of the financial industry.”