Stephen Swift

Stephen Swift

Head of Global Banking and Advisory, Asia Pacific

Societe Generale

Stephen joined Societe Generale Group in London in 1987 before moving to Paris to launch the bank’s Continental European (ex-France) Leverage Finance activity. In 1997 he moved to Syndication firstly in Paris and then from 2006 based in London to run the European Loan Syndication business. During this time, Stephen was an active Board Member of the Loan Markets Association (LMA) in London. In 2008, Stephen was appointed Global Head of the bank’s Leveraged and Non-Investment Grade Origination business with responsibility for LBOs and TMT Financing and a global mandate. In 2015, he was appointed Deputy Head of Global Syndicate with responsibility for the Bank’s loans and bonds businesses.

In 2017, Stephen relocated to Asia and took up a new role as Head of Global Finance for Asia Pacific. He was made Deputy Head of Global Banking and Advisory (GLBA) for Asia Pacific in July 2019, and then Head of GLBA for Asia Pacific in January 2020.

Stephen graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages.