HUGO SMIT is appointed Head of SWIFT in South Africa
He joins from mobile Voice over IP (VoIP) specialist V4M Group, where he was CEO and founder. Prior to that, Smit was CEO of key SWIFT regional partner Trustlink for five years, following a six-year stint at payment systems provider Perago, where he was founder and executive director. Smit has also spent more than 10 years in a variety of senior IT roles at South African Reserve Bank.
Commenting on his appointment at SWIFT, Smit says: "I am delighted to be taking up this opportunity at SWIFT at such momentous time in the development of our business in Africa South. I look forward to applying my experience of providing mission critical solutions to the financial markets in the region, in order to support our community in constantly improving levels of operational efficiency and capitalising on significant opportunities for growth. In particular, I am excited about what SWIFT can do to further support regional integration projects in Africa."
CHRIS HEATH becomes HEAD OF CARDS at COUTTS
Coutts is the wealth division of Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Coutts serves clients from over 40 offices across the world offering tailored wealth management, banking, trust and tax services. Coutts is headquartered at 440 Strand, London with offices in other key international financial centres in Zurich, Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. The division includes Adam & Company providing private banking services from its base in Edinburgh and RBS International based in the Channel Islands which provides offshore banking
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