André Casterman has left Swift, and will be announcing his next move in February, GTR has learned.

It is not yet known where he will be heading to, but GTR understands that it will be related to technology, payments and trade.

Casterman joined Swift back in 1991 as a systems analyst. For the last three years he has held the position of managing director, global head of corporate and supply chain markets.

During the last few years he has notoriously backed the bank payment obligation (BPO) and since 2010 has held the position of chairman of the ICC’s BPO project, which aims to digitise trade and supply chain finance processes for banks and their corporate clients. He remains active as a member of the ICC banking commission’s executive committee.

In January he announced that he had become a board member of the corporate-driven Talent Show – Supply Chain Finance. As part of this initiative, he will provide input and support to the team behind the Talent Show and participate in building the programme and content.

At the time, Casterman said: “I am honoured to join Treasury Peer’s Talent Show team. Innovations in supply chain finance are key for the corporate sector and require banks to expand their trade finance digitisation strategies. Treasury Peer’s Talent Show will help corporates and banks align on market priorities and available vendor technologies.”