Head of Risk Strategy

Website Mashreq Bank

Job Description:

The main purpose of the role is to lead the definition and implementation of an effective risk governance framework across Mashreq Bank (MB). Directing an enterprise-wide governance and related policy management, and

Job Responsibilities:

  • Continuing to support and manage implementation of a consistent risk governance governance framework across all Mashreq businesses and locations
  • Definition and roll-out of relevant central risk policies in alignment with CB UAE requirements and Mashreq’s risk management framework, and
  • Accountability for central management of Enterprise and other risk policies, including:
  • Assisting in the consistent articulation of risk frameworks and policies for major risks
  • Provide Head Office risk oversight for all international branches and specialized risk functions around relevant risk governance and policy
  • Ensure that Model risk is understood, assessed, and managed.
  • Provide independent assurance on integrity and soundness of models, validate, and strategize uses of scoring models and scoring model related policies.
  • Accountability for definition and embedding of Mashreq-wide Model Risk Management (MRM) framework in order to:
  • Support the definition of and effective execution of risk governance within Mashreq, including:
  • Acting as the secretary and main point of contact for Enterprise Risk Committee

Job Requirements:

  • Experience of developing and implementing an Strategic/governance Framework in a multi-jurisdictional and matrixed organization.
  • Must have a proven track record of delivering digital change programs on a pan organization basis in Risk Management.
  • A clear communicator with strong leadership presence and the ability to present to executive audiences.
  • Strong results oriented and focused on pragmatically achieving outcomes.
  • Experience of establishing and implementing risk frameworks and understanding of governance best practices.
  • Experience of working in strategic or governance roles is desirable.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with the various divisions/peers in Risk Management.
  • Deep understanding of risk management concepts and methodologies gained through development and practical application of risk policy/frameworks.
  • Demonstrated capability to apply risk management concepts, analysis and support to strategic decision-making processes.
  • Demonstrable people and managerial leadership experience in a matrixed and multi-jurisdictional organization; ability to lead direct and cross functional teams.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and influencing skills; Posses gravitas, personal credibility and ability to influence stakeholders at all levels, particularly senior colleagues.
  • Graduate degree in Risk, strategy, governance or other related field.
  • 20+ years of progressive, multi-discipline risk management experience.

Job Details:


Company: Mashreq Bank

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, UAE

Application Deadline: N/A

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