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Group Chief Risk Officer Global Remit – London

London Alphabeta 1.75, 14-18 Finsbury Square, London, London, City of, United Kingdom Req #351
Thursday, March 9, 2023

Group Chief Risk Officer Global Remit – London 


As a Group Chief Risk Officer Global Remit with Convera, based in our London office, you will be responsible for promoting a sound risk culture across all entities and regions of our organization through ensuring that there is a well-defined risk appetite framework that helps employees take informed decisions as they execute their business plans.


This is a high impact and hands on role where you will strategically implement the risk governance programs and work closely with the Convera executive leadership team. You will build and manage a team of Risk Professionals, and through the Risk framework, help employees take informed decisions as they execute on their roles in the company.


You will execute on a solid culture of consequence management that ensures breaches of risk limits and large, repeated or unauthorized exceptions effectively result in disciplinary actions. You will act as a liaison officer with regulators, external auditors and partner banks as required, including but not limited to the preparation and submission of required forms with the relevant authorities, ensuring that any responses or forms to the authorities are submitted in a timely manner.


You will be responsible for:


·       Strategically define, implement and drive the Risk Management Framework for Convera globally, in cooperation with the CRCO and the Executive Team of Convera, 1st and 2nd Line of Defense program owners as well as external stakeholders and the Board of Convera.

·       Lead a team of 13 Risk professionals across multiple time zones and jurisdictions.

·       Advise department and functional heads as they review their internal processes and work environment to identify, understand, analyze, monitor and report risk exposures that may result from inadequate or failed processes or from external events.

·       Manage the risk management models, systems and data, including but not limited to risk registers, operational risk management tools, credit risk management, internal rating models and internal capital and adequacy models, ensuring compliance with (regional/ local) regulatory requirements.

·       Prepare and chair the Global Risk Committee (GRC).

·       Be responsible for the management, outsourcing oversight and further development of the operational risk management framework as well as the continuous training of Convera employees on operational risks and tools and systems in use.

·       Be responsible for the Risk Assessment framework at Convera, including but not limited to Compliance risks (AML/ Financial Crime, Markets Compliance), Information Communication Technology (ICT) risks, Teleworking/ Mobile working risk, Operational Risk


You should apply if you have:

  • Deep experience in successfully delivering a Senior Level Global Chief Risk Officer role in a multi-national consumer financial service organisation
  • Experience in a payment service business would be an advantage.
  • Strong leadership experience with the ability to motivate and manage a diverse team across several geographical regions.
  • Substantive knowledge of applicable risk management regulation within the banking/financial services industry, and knowledge of the latest trends, concepts and best practices.

·       Strong experience with modern decisioning systems and AI.

  • Experience managing regulatory exams is a strong plus.
  • Substantive understanding of banking / payment products, services and operations (or equivalent in other financial services organizations). A good understanding of risks associated to Hedging Services will be a strong plus.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of complex problem solving and decision-making ability.
  • Strong project management skills, ability to coordinate global projects with diverse participation.
  • Strong analytical skills, able to analyze root causes of business risk issues.
  • Ability to manage the complexity of the job through strong conceptual and planning skills and the ability to manage in a highly diversified, changing environment that enforces shared responsibilities for global outcome.
  • Strong presentation and organizational savviness skills; comfortable and capable of communicating with all levels of people within and outside the business with a high level of professionalism. The role shall be able to produce senior management and C-suite risk management reports and management information as well as analyze business dashboards
  • Typically, a University Degree, or relevant work experience



Physical Requirements: This is a full-time role based in London.


Workhours: This position requires the incumbent to be available during core business hours. The candidate will be part of a global team and work with members located in different time-zones.


Travel Requirements: This position will require up to 5-10% travel.


About Convera

Convera is the largest non-bank B2B cross-border payments company in the world. Formerly Western Union Business Solutions, we leverage decades of industry expertise and technology-led payment solutions to deliver smarter money movements to our customers – helping them capture more value with every transaction. Convera serves more than 30,000 customers ranging from small business owners to enterprise treasurers to educational institutions to financial institutions to law firms to NGOs.


Our teams care deeply about the value we bring to our customers which makes Convera a rewarding place to work. This is an exciting time for our organization as we build our team with growth-minded, results-oriented people who are looking to move fast in an innovative environment.


As a truly global company with employees in over 20 countries, we are passionate about diversity; we seek and celebrate people from different backgrounds, lifestyles, and unique points of view. We want to work with the best people and ensure we foster a culture of inclusion and belonging.


We offer an abundance of competitive perks and benefits including:

·       Competitive salary

·       Opportunity to earn an annual bonus (dependent on performance)

·       Great career growth and development opportunities in a global organization

·       Hybrid office / home working

·       Corporate benefits


There are plenty of amazing opportunities at Convera for talented, creative problem solvers who never settle for good enough and are looking to transform Business to Business payments.


Apply now!



Other details

  • Job Family Risk & Compliance
  • Job Function Enterprise Risk Management
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • London Alphabeta 1.75, 14-18 Finsbury Square, London, London, City of, United Kingdom