Ripple Hires SWIFT Board Member to Take Over Global Accounts

Ripple Hires SWIFT Board Member to Take Over Global Accounts

Distributed ledger tech startup Ripple has hired SWIFT board member Marcus Treacher as its global head of strategic accounts. Treacher has held a position as one of SWIFT’s more than 20 board members since 2013, where his responsibilities include overseeing its corporate advisory group and serving as a member of its banking and payments committee and technology committee. Until November 2015, Treacher was also global head of payments innovation at HSBC. Now, Treacher will be working from the headquarters of Ripple’s European operations in London. In a press release, Ripple lauded Treacher....


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