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Chief Risk Officer

Date Posted
16th April 2015
Stone 6252
Risk Management
Job Type
Superb Benefits

Job Description Apply: Chief Risk Officer

For one of our clients we are seeking a Chief Risk Officer to be part of newly established branch of a foreign bank in Zurich, Switzerland.

Establishment of an effective risk management framework within the bank to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, particularly in the ramp-up phase of the new branch
Taking care of the coverage of all aspects of investment risk, liquidity risk, counterparty risk, corporate risk and operational risk
Implementation of risk management policies and procedures, together with adequate risk management systems, in order to identify, measure, manage and monitor risks appropriately
Review of all risk management systems, policies and procedures for adequacy, effectiveness and compliance with the regulatory provisions as well as the adaptation of the same whenever necessary
Provision of regular risk reporting to the Executive Committee and the Head Office on the effectiveness of the risk management systems and on risk exceptions and any actions required to address risk issues
Close cooperation within internal and external audits performed at the bank as well as regular monitoring of observed audit issues and coordination with the foreign-based Corporate Audit for the provision of regular audit reporting to the Executive Committee
Review of and input to new product proposals, as required
Provision of general risk advice to the business, as required
Implementation of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) where any risk management activities are concerned
Representation of the bank's interests with regard to risk management activities, in particular with the regulator (FINMA) and other authorities and associations

Master's degree in Mathematics / Economics / Finance or equivalent; PhD and additional topic-specific education in the area of Risk Management or Internal Controls is a plus
Solid working experience of at least 10 years in a similar role
In-depth experience with Swiss regulatory requirements in the area of risk management.
Good knowledge of financial markets and products, in particular in the credit-, trade finance, FX as well as FX derivatives and fixed income business
Knowledge of key tools applicable in risk management, i.e. Enterprise Risk Management Framework, Operating Event Management Process, Key Risk Indicators, Risk and Control Self Assessments, Scenario Analysis
Excellent communication and presentation skills and an ability to work with all levels of the organization
Proven leadership skills and ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
Excellent analytical skills
Proactive and consistent in approach and flexibility to engage in specific risk projects/reviews on a short term basis
Problem solving, information seeking and detail oriented
Fluency in English and German, language skills in Mandarin would be an additional asset
Team player with good interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

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