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Chief Risk Officer \ Lagos


Our client is a merchant bank focused on wholesale and investment banking, owned by local and foreign institutional investors with several decades of experience and a strong record of achievements in financial services and the real sector.

Job Summary
The Chief Risk Officer is charged with planning, designing, implementing and maintaining an effective enterprise risk management framework for the Bank, ensuring its efficacy to identify risks inherent in the Bank’s business as well as proper management, mitigation and monitoring of risks to eliminate or minimize losses.

Key Responsibilities
Risk Management
 Provide a vision and direction for the risk management function
 Develop a robust risk management framework and architecture for the Bank and manage enterprise wide risk
 Foster a system-wide view and understanding of the combined business risks and their inter-relationship (interest rate risk, liquidity risk, operating risk, credit risk, reputational risk, regulatory risk)
 Formulate and articulate a coherent risk appetite and infrastructure including operating and financial models and related plans
 Design, document and implement risk management policy, processes and procedures in all key risk segments
 Integrate risk management priorities into the Bank's overall strategic planning

Compliance & Reporting
 Develop a robust compliance framework including the execution and monitoring of obligations and any potential changes in the environment to affect obligations
 Design and document compliance policies, processes and procedures in all key risk segments and ensure effective implementation
 Monitor policies and procedures for appropriate compliance with regulation; ensure the Bank is in full compliance with international and local law and regulation concerning Anti Money Laundering (AML), Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC), Know Your Customer (KYC) and other compliance requirements or regulations relevant to the Bank
 Drive a strong compliance and risk management culture within the Bank through design, implementation and supervision of internal risk and compliance related training and development plans
 Compile, assess and report risk information to top management and the Board; provide periodic and ad-hoc reports as required

Stakeholder Management
 Partner effectively with third parties, regulatory bodies and others to ensure best outcomes for the Bank
 Communicate with company stakeholders and Board members about the business risk profile and assessments
 Collaborate internally across functions and top management to ensure appropriate risk management across operations

Team Leadership & Management
 Build and lead a strong risk management team able to navigate complex business and regulatory environments
 Facilitate team development; manage performance; coach for growth

 Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Economics, Finance or a related field
 MBA or a relevant Master’s degree would be added advantage
 Professional qualification in risk management, accounting or finance e.g. FRM, CFA, ACA, ACCA, CISA
 Minimum of 18 years experience in finance and risk management, with at least 6 years senior management experience in banking or financial services
 Experience in the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

*Both Basic & SHORTLIST+ members will be considered

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