Chief Information Officer Asia

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|IT (Information Technology)

Chief Information Officer Asia

Hong Kong Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)


The Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Asia is in charge to implement and adapt the global GBIS's Information Systems (IS) Strategy to the Asia region by defining, measuring and implementing IT standards, norms and policies for IT Production, IT risk, technology and development practices.

The CIO is responsible for ensuring the needs of the Clients, local market, and regulation are fully taken into account by the regional project and support teams as well as the Global product CIOs (based in Paris HQ), and for ensuring that GBIS’s global technology strategy anticipates and enables the development of the business in Asia.

To support you in this mission, the CIO Apac has a direct supervison and management of :

  • Architecture and Data Team (ADS) in charge of designing and implementing the GBIS data and IT architecture strategy in the region
  • Digital Strategy Team (SGM) in charge of defining and executing our SG Markets digital strategy in Asia
  • IT infrastructure team (GTS) in charge of delivering and supporting infrastructure services in Asia

To share and implement the global and regional IS Strategy, the CIO is in charge to lead and animate a transversal community of Technology experts and managers in Asia.

The CIO Asia Pacific is regulated with a Manager In Charge (MIC) of Technology and Infratsructrure role toward HK Branch (HKMA) and Securities (SFC) regulators.

You are directly reporting to the Chief Operating Officer in Asia (GBSU Asia COO) and functionaly to the GBIS CIO. You are a member of both GBSU Asia and GBIS CIO Global Executive Comittees.

Profile required

  • 10-15 years experience in Finance industry working/leading IT teams
  • Significant experience of working in a senior technology role in a matrix organization
  • Deep Technical and Functional knowledge of CIB Informations Systems 
  • Strong Communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated experience to deliver services and solutions
  • Ability to manage and control budget and costs
  • Culturally sensitive; able to manage and lead people in a multi-cultural environment


  • Client - Understanding and Respect: I listen to clients and colleagues in order to understand and anticipate their needs 
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset/Respect: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode
  • Innovation - Technology: I include technological breakthroughs in the strategies implemented
  • Responsibility - Empowerment and Accountability: I give my team the autonomy to make decisions at the appropriate level
  • Commitment - Inspiration: I communicate a clear vision and strategy 
  • Team Spirit - Collective mindset: I favour the company's best interest over my team's results

Business insight

Company Description
Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 133,000 employees based in 61 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description
As a CIO, you will join the GBSU Service Unit (Global Business Service Unit) in charge to deliver day-to-day services to GBIS Business Units in Asia. The department  is composed of around 600 Staffs (IT & non-IT) in Asia Paciffic and responsible together with the BUs and SUs of the transformation and production.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 22000W3T
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2023/01/01
Publication date: 2022/11/10