Craig Young took up his position as Chief Information Officer in February 2015. Prior to this he served as SWIFT’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for developing the company’s long term technology vision and strategy. Craig has more than 20 years of industry experience including executive leadership of large scale, complex, global organisations.
He joined SWIFT from Verizon Corporation, where most recently he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, responsible for all supporting systems and technical strategy for its residential, enterprise and wholesale network provisioning, inventory, surveillance, construction and engineering globally. He also served as Vice President of Consumer Commerce for Verizon Wireless where he spearheaded the company's omni-channel strategy. Craig was also responsible for building and implementing strategic relationships and systems that support their cable partnerships, Precision Marketing team and Softpay payment platform which was later sold to Google and is now Google Pay.
As SWIFT’s CIO, Craig leads our Information Technology group which brings together SWIFT’s technology transformation and product development our API’s and messaging solutions. This division is responsible for the delivery of all architecture, applications development and networking technology across our community ecosystem.
The Information Technology group is also responsible for ensuring best in class cyber, logical and physical security solutions in addition to driving infrastructure and technology evolution to ensure that SWIFT’s global network works securely, efficiently and effectively.