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SWIFT opens new centre in Malaysia

SWIFT opens new centre in Malaysia

(11 March 2013 – Malaysia) Financial messaging provider SWIFT has officially opened its new Corporate Services Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, accelerating its growth strategy for Asia Pacific. According to a statement, the new centre will increase SWIFT’s presence in the Asia Pacific markets and ensure that its global membership can benefit from the economic growth, innovation and resources emerging from this part of the world.

The Kuala Lumpur Corporate Services Centre offers a wide range of services such as IT development, qualification testing, support, business operations, accounting and finance analysis and transactional functions.

It works closely with functional teams in the United States and Europe centres to serve SWIFT’s offices around the world. The centre currently employs around 40 staff and is expected to grow to 100 positions over the next three years.

Christophe Michel, formerly Group Financial Controller, has been named Head of the Kuala Lumpur Corporate Services Centre to oversee the daily operations and management of this new site.

Francis Vanbever, Chief Financial Officer, SWIFT said: "We recognise the shift of the global economic centre of gravity to the East. We have established this centre to reflect our belief in continued growth in the Asia Pacific region and to further strengthen our back-office operations to serve the global SWIFT community."

SWIFT has been in Asia Pacific for over 30 years, starting in Hong Kong and Singapore. Three regional offices have been opened in Asia since 2005, bringing the total to eight commercial and support offices including our customer support centres in Hong Kong and Tokyo, as well as an Operational Central Control Centre.
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