SWIFT has appointed Edward James Haddad (Eddie Haddad) as Director, Asia Pacific.
Haddad takes over from Patrick de Courcy, Deputy Chief Executive Asia Pacific, who has been acting head for the relationship management team in addition to his other duties.
Haddad, who is Australian, has a bachelor’s degree in Business & Finance from Monash University and he is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
He has been living and working in Asia for more than 15 years where he has managed regional sales teams in a variety of leadership roles and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services markets.
Prior to joining SWIFT Eddie was Head of Sales Asia at Thomson Reuters, where he had responsibility for managing a team of 90 sales specialists and consultants, covering the company’s three Financial & Risk business units representing a combined revenue base of $1 billion.
Haddad has also had a number of roles managing account relationships and during his time in Asia has had direct responsibility for the P&L performance of operations in ASEAN, South Asia, Japan and Australia. He has initiated a number of business development activities and has a demonstrated track record of growing Asian businesses.