Paul Janssens is Programme Director at SWIFT. In this role, he manages the reference data standards and is responsible for fostering the adoption of international industry standards to comply with regulatory requirements.

He has been leading the LEI initiative from the early stages of developing the standard through to the implementation in partnership with DTCC of the largest LEI issuer to date (the GMEI Utility). He is also managing the BIC standard registration authority role. His current role consists of helping financial market participants and regulators with the adoption of international standards such as ISO 20022 for regulatory reporting. He has more than 15 years of experience in reference data management and ISO data standards across both operations and marketing. Previous experiences include delivering different strategic financial industry wide initiatives and Group Treasurer. Prior to joining SWIFT, he worked at Société Générale. Belgian.