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Deputy Head of Group Technology Risk (Emerging Technologies Focused)

  • Leading Financial Institution
  • Managing a sizeable function at Group level
  • Emerging Technologies with Strong Risk Management Culture

Our client is an international Financial Services Group with a strong history across the Asia Pacific region in the Retail Wealth, Insurance and Asset Management businesses.The Group is known for their well-established governance and risk management structure / framework in the industry.As part of group expansionand the significant investments in the Digital Channels, Tools and Technology development,the company is seeking a Deputy Head of Group Technology Risk Management to lead their specialists teams in Hong Kong with regional and global coverage. The position is open to overseas applicants interested to relocate to Hong Kong.

The key responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Deputy to the Group Head of Technology Risk Management in Second Line of Defence and managing teams across IT Risk Advisory, IT Risk Assurance and IT Risk Operations.
  • Improve and enhance the Asia Technology risk governance framework and controls for
  • a broad range of Technology domains across AI, Data Management, Digital Payment, IT Projects, Software Engineering, Cloud, Infrastructure, Security, Cyber Security, Privacy.
  • Provide subject-matter-expertise in technology risk advisory and technology risk management oversight to the business and First Line functions especially on new technology subjects and projects.
  • Develop and establish the risk and control governance framework and standards across the group, put in place processes for risk identifications and remediation recommendations.
  • Liaise with regional and country teams between first and second line, conduct training and support on risk awareness for new technologies as well as providing risk comments.
  • Act as an advisor to and work with local country teams on implementing the relevant Technology risk management framework and controls.
  • Work closely with stakeholders in Technology and the various First Line teams to ensure that potential risk issues are highlighted, mitigated and remediated appropriately.
  • Lead the teams to evaluate Technology incidents root causes, propose mitigation plans and ensure appropriate actions are taken according to group procedures.
  • Provide risk input, present Technology Risk Management issues in Risk Committee meetings.
  • Ensure consistent execution of Technology Risk Management practices across the businesses.
  • Drive Technology Risk awareness and understanding of the processes and key controls across the group.
  • Proactively identify emerging trends and threats within Technology Risk that may impact the business.

Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:

  • A university degree.
  • Minimum 15 years relevant experience in Technology Risk Management, Technology Specialist roles and / or Technology Audit with strong focuses Emerging Technology domains such as AI, cloud, data analytics, IoT, digital applications, DevSecOps, software engineering etc.
  • Some earlier background / experience in first line technical roles such as developer, programmer, architect, software engineering would be advantageous.
  • Industry experience from FinTech, Financial Services, Technology, eCommerce or specialist consulting firms would be preferred.
  • Good understanding of a broad range of technology domains with potential technology risk implications.
  • Experience working on cross-location / cross-functions projects.
  • Team leadership skills with ability to manage and coach regional and country teams.
  • Excellent communications skills with fluency in English.

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