Risk Senior Manager - Asia

Wise

Wise

Singapore
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to join our team as the Risk Senior Manager for Asia. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the risk functions across Asia, overseeing risk identification, assessment, and mitigation efforts to safeguard the stability and integrity of the organisation's operations in the region.
This role requires a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of regional market dynamics, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.

Your mission

As the regional risk manager you will be responsible for:

  • Be a critical partner to the APAC Head of Risk in developing and executing a global risk management strategy tailored to the Asia region.

  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance to regional risk management teams, ensuring consistent application of risk management methodologies, policies and procedures across all Asia operations.

  • Conduct regular risk assessments and stress tests to identify and evaluate risks specific to the Asia region, including Operational, Tech, compliance, financial, financial crime and strategic risks.

  • Work closely with product teams to value add on risk insights into product changes, new product and market launch, open issues and horizon risks relevant to the region.

  • Monitor and analyse regional market trends, product risks, incidents, regulatory developments, and emerging risk factors to assess their impact on the organisation's risk profile and recommend appropriate risk mitigation strategies.

  • Oversee the implementation of risk management tools and systems in the Asia region, leveraging technology and data analytics to enhance risk monitoring, reporting, and decision-making processes.

  • Work collaboratively with business units and functions to design and implement effective risk mitigation strategies, controls and action plans. Monitor the effectiveness of controls and recommend enhancements as necessary.

  • Provide timely and accurate risk reports and updates to senior management and the board of directors, highlighting key risk exposures, trends, and emerging risks in the Asia region.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with regional regulators, industry peers, and other external stakeholders to stay abreast of regulatory developments, industry trends, and best practices in risk management.

  • Work in partnership with APAC Head of Risk to recruit, develop, and retain a high-performing team of risk professionals, Provide Leadership and mentorship and coaching to foster a culture of risk awareness, accountability and continuous improvement.


Qualifications

Experience we’re looking for:

  • 8+ years of experience in the financial industry, preferably with a focus on the Asia region, ideally with first line and second line experience.

  • Proven track record of successfully leading risk management functions with strong business engagement, including developing and implementing regional risk frameworks, policies, and procedures and leading teams.

  • Extensive experience in at least one of these, operations,, enterprise risk and/or regulatory risk management within the financial services industry, with a focus on the Asia region

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyse complex issues and develop practical solutions in a dynamic and multicultural environment.

  • Strong understanding of regional market dynamics, regulatory requirements, and geopolitical factors impacting the Asia region, with the ability to assess and quantify risks across various business lines and geographies.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with senior management, regulators, and other stakeholders in the Asia region.

  • Good understanding of systems, management information, and reporting systems.

  • Strong commitment to integrity, ethics, and professionalism, with a passion for promoting a strong risk culture and fostering collaboration across the organisation's Asia operations.

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and is comfortable navigating the complexities of a subsidiary operation.

  • Demonstrates a strong ability to drive results internally with global teams, while fostering a culture of local ownership and initiative.


Additional Information

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