David Hennah has left Swift and joined Misys as head of trade in London.
He will lead product management practice for the company’s integrated trade and supply chain finance solution, Misys TI Plus and Trade Portal.
Hennah was previously senior product manager at Swift, responsible for driving the company’s supply chain strategy. He is most well-known for his work on bringing the ICC bank payment obligation (BPO) to market as an established business practice. He was a member of the ICC BPO rules drafting group.
Before joining Swift in 2005, he held a trade innovation product marketing role at Misys. He comments on his return to the company: “This is an exciting time to return to Misys. Banks are rigorously working to deliver greater customer value and drive global efficiencies in their trade and supply chain finance programmes. Misys has invested in delivering both the operational backbone for banks to streamline their trade business, as well as the functionality to satisfy corporate supply chain finance demands.
“Its solutions delivery model has been instrumental in winning major deals over the past year supporting global banks’ trade finance operations, as well as major regional banks in Africa, the Middle East and APAC. I look forward to continuing to build on this momentum and further developing the thought leadership behind the market-leading Misys trade solution.”
Misys has made two other hires to its trade team: Moez Thameur and Yannick LeCallet will both report to Hennah.
Thameur joins Misys as a product manager in the trade and supply chain finance product team. He makes the move from BNP Paribas, where he spent the last seven years developing the bank’s transaction banking solutions.
LeCallet will focus on supply chain finance capabilities on the Misys trade finance product suite.