Head of Governance, Risk and Control for Operations and IT

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Corporate & Investment banking

Head of Governance, Risk and Control for Operations and IT

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking


•    Lead a team of 7 staffs based in Hong Kong with a regional APAC coverage 
•    Monitor operational risk incidents and risk indicators to ensure adequate mitigants  are implemented.
•    Leading the annual Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA):
•    Implement the Permanent control framework and ensuring first line of defense controls are in place and relevant.
•    Promote a strong culture of control and risk awareness 
•    Assess risks related to outsourced and externalized services (OES) 
•    Lead automation, simplification and leverage on data to improve operational risk steering 
•    Prepare and animate operational risk governances in line with terms of reference.
•    Act as Operation Risk Manager for Hong Kong entities which encompasses the steering of non-financial risk  for both Branch and Securities entities Front to Back.

Profile required

  •    University/Business School Master Degree in Banking / Finance, Economics or Risks
  •     12 - 18 years of experience gained from the Banking industry or Audit consulting 
  •     Strong expertise of non-financial risk framework
  •     Strong knowledge of Corporate and Investment Banking business and functions
  •     Fluency in both written and spoken English
  •     Advanced level skills in Microsoft Office Suite and strong interest in new technologies is a plus

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 148,000 employees based in 76 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.

The Environment 

The mission of the Head of Governance Risk and Control (GRC) is to ensure adequate steering of non-financial risks  for Operations and Technology. This position within the Global Business Support Unit ( GBSU) within the Corporate and Investment Banking division (GBIS)

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: 22000162
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2022/01/12