David Bridgeman is Head of Event Operations & Logistics for SWIFT & Sibos, managing a global team that delivers a portfolio of events for the financial industry.
David started his career on the event agency side, which enabled him to develop a wealth of knowledge of the events industry and a strong network of events contacts. His early experience of Sibos started in 2006 when he was an external consultant to SWIFT, bringing skills and experience in live event production, relationship management, supplier management and business management within the financial industry. David joined SWIFT full time in 2012 and his role has since grown to cover relationship management, event management, key client management, sales team management, budget management, strategic communications, RFP management, and project management.
Working closely with the Head of Sibos, David is the lead contact for the selected Sibos host city. His role ensures clear communication and a seamless transition in bridging relations between SWIFT, the host city, the host venue and a wide range of Sibos suppliers.
Prior to joining SWIFT, David held a key account management role for a leading event management organisation with responsibilities for key accounts such as Microsoft, Cisco, Gartner, and GSK. He holds a qualification in Sports and Leisure Management. David is Irish.
SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services.Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way. Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.