Senior Risk Specialist (India)- 12 month contract



Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

Job Description

In this role as a Senior Risk Specialist in Wise’s second line Risk Management Team, you will be a key contributor in, and risk partner for the delivery of the risk management framework in India. This role is an exciting opportunity for you if you have some risk management experience and are looking to do impactful work. The role will report to and be supported by the Head of APAC Risk. This is a 12 month full time contract role.

Here’s what will you be doing:

  1. Implementation of group risk management framework/ policies including drafting entity specific policies and procedures, setting of risk appetite, monitoring of key risk indicators;
  2. Conducting risk self assessments, including security risk, for the business in entities, as per risk management principles, supporting remediation and closure;
  3. Investigating incidents to determine root cause, impact and follow up on open action items specifically security incidents;
  4. Supporting 1st line teams in regulatory, external or internal audit;
  5. Creating risk awareness through trainings, regular communications to first line;
  6. Implementation of risk toolset;
  7. Represent/ support the management with regulatory reviews around risk
  8. Reporting risk updates to local board of directors, supporting in submissions to group risk committees; and
  9. Involvement in regional or global projects related to risk management topics


  1. Good understanding of risk management principles, risk systems, reporting tools, security risk including policies and frameworks
  2. Knowledge of the payments industry is preferred, but not essential.
  3. Ability to collaborate with senior stakeholders, both local and global, including compliance, operational risk team, product manager, 1st line risk owners.
  4. Is independent, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks or projects at the same time.
  5. Comfortable in presenting to Senior stakeholders (internal and external) and board.
  6. A security risk management background or security related certifications such as CISA, CISSP, etc.
  7. Experience of working in a financial institution specific to payments (preferred)

Additional Information

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