Head of Risk, International Life Insurance Firm (new role)

Job Title: Head of Risk, International Life Insurance Firm (new role)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Reference: 03_160119
Contact Name: Gina Hui
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Job Published: January 16, 2019 11:52

Job Description

Our client, an international life insurance firm in Hong Kong is looking for a seasoned risk specialist with strong experience in operational, insurance, financial and cyber risks to take up a newly created Head of Risk position based in Hong Kong.


  • Support risk management areas with special emphasis on financial and technology risks
  • To work with the regulator to build mutual understanding, review and challenge material business decisions from a risk management perspective, maintain effective and efficient risk management internal control systems, in line with agreed risk appetite
  • To ensure effective controls are in place to govern activities within the function through adherence to all business standards and requirements and prepare risk reports (e.g. CRO Report) for Audit & Risk Committee
  • To identify and provide specialist insight and advice on Operational risks, including financial reporting controls, unit pricing and taxation, Business protection and IT, change, business continuity and key projects
  • To ensure new regulatory requirements impacting the Company and the associated controls are implemented


  • At least 10 years’ experience in the financial, audit or risk management functions preferably in the insurance industries
  • Professionally qualified accountant, risk or investment charterholder (e.g. CFA, FRM, PRM, CFE) ; and/or Audit (e.g., CIA, CFSA, CCSA, CRMA) where relevant
  • Fluent English and Cantonese speaker

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