Lázaro Campos is a management advisor and board member in digital payment ventures. He counsels start-up companies and consults for financial institutions worldwide in support of their innovation agendas.
He is the co-founder of FinTechStage, a start-up devoted to building innovation agendas and ecosystems and obsessed with driving entrepreneurship and investment in FinTech. He is Chairman of the Board of The ID Co (a start-up offering digital trust and online identity verification based on bank-account data) and a Management Advisor of Payoneer Inc (an industry-leading B2B payment platform). He is also a Senior Executive Advisor for Booz Allen Hamilton’s international Financial Services practice involved in a variety of innovative digital payment projects.
In 2014, he was appointed a member of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) Platform Enablers group in support of financial inclusion for the poor.
Lázaro served as the Chief Executive Officer of SWIFT, the global banking network, from April 2007 until July 2012 where he defined and led an aggressive strategy to re-position the company as a commercially driven, customer-centric and efficient cooperative. He also launched an ambitious innovation program that positioned the company as a catalyst for innovation in the industry (Innotribe.com). Prior to that, he held diverse management positions at SWIFT including Business Development EVP and Marketing EVP among others. Before SWIFT, he served in the international division of Banc Agricola, and worked for Toyota Motors.
Lázaro has been rated as one of the 100 most influential people in Finance by Treasury&Risk, and included in Institutional Investors’ Tech 50 disrupters in technology and finance.
Lázaro is Spanish, married and father of three. He is a motorcycling enthusiast, skiing and sailing aficionado, avid reader and an aspiring cook.