Nicolas is leading the development of screening initiatives within the Financial Crime Compliance group at SWIFT, a position he holds since 2009. In this capacity, he has global responsibility for defining SWIFT strategy to support member banks reduce their operational and compliance risks linked to sanctions compliance.
Under his leadership, SWIFT introduced a number of services such as Sanctions Screening, Sanctions Testing, Name Screening and Sanctions List Distribution. His current focus is to explore how Sanctions compliance-related friction can be reduced to support the move to instant payments. He handles the relationship with a number of industry associations such as the Wolfsberg group and is responsible for the Financial Crime Compliance Advisory Group. He joined SWIFT in 1997 and held several positions in the area of Reference Data, Pricing and Information Services.
Head of sanctions compliance initiatives