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Jun 19, 2017

SBM Bank Chief Risk Officer Job in Kenya

SBM Bank

Job Vacancy: Chief Risk Officer

SBM is a leading Financial Services Group present in Mauritius, Kenya, India, and Madagascar and with a representative office in Myanmar. With our entry to Kenya, the Group is expanding into the East African region. 

With a solid track record for over 43 years, we have been constantly building up our strength in innovation, flexibility, accessibility and reliability. These are the key attributes that have contributed to our reputation and trustworthiness.
SBM is one of the leading financial institutions in Mauritius, with total assets of USD 4.37 Billion (KES437 billion) as at December 2016. SBM Holdings Ltd is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, with a market capitalisation of USD 593 M (KES 59.3 billion) as at 31st January 2017, representing third largest listed company in Mauritius.
As a Group, human capital is at the heart of our development. In our quest to be the Employer of Choice, we are laying increasing emphasis on developing and nurturing our talent pool. SBM is a reference for creating talent for the world of tomorrow.

Open your door to success by joining us in the following challenging position:
Chief Risk Officer

Ref: SBMK/CRO/01/17
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board Risk Committee, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating, designing and implementing a risk function that supports the strategic goals of the Bank.
Core Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement an appropriate (Enterprise Risk Management) ERM infrastructure by integrating risk management with the Bank’s strategic management process
  • Manage on-going risk quantification, assessment, monitoring and reporting programs across the Bank
  • Own, manage and control Credit Risk in the bank that may be originated by Corporate, SME and Retail Banking
  • Assist Senior Management and Board of Directors in understanding risk, its measurement and control methodology; and provide support to the Board in its oversight of risk through regular reports
  • Optimize the existing risk management system, regularly create and evaluate the Bank’s risk control data model, using external, industry and internal data, the Bank’s risk control system
  • Implement the risk control system across various functional departments, including risk policy, credit review, AML, data modelling and collection, to ensure the efficient operation of various departments
  • Actively participate in Assets and Liabilities Committee (ALCO) of the Bank and provide critical input to help drive decision making on the optimal level of Risk Return trade-offs on transactions, products and business segments
  • Guide and review the Bank’s risk control policies, processes, data analysis and corresponding controls
  • Responsible for the Bank’s credit risk, operational risk, market risk, liquidity risk management
  • According to the Bank’s strategy, responsible for the development of risk management in the medium and long term, and implementation of relevant strategies and plans
  • Effective management of the credit risk function, including credit review, data analysis, anti fraud and collection
  • Establishment of fraud risk warning model and monitoring system, and quantitative analysis of risk data and
  • Lead the Credit Risk, Credit Administration and Credit Remedial teams
Qualifications, Experience & Skills:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance, Economics, Statistics, or a related Business
  • Post graduate qualifications in Finance or Business Administration will be an added advantage
  • Professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA, CISA
  • Must have good knowledge and grasp of banking practices, financial markets
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct reviews and development of policies and procedures and align them with best practices and CBK guidelines, IFRS, the Banking Act, Basel rules and other Statutes
  • Ability to relate market/economy knowledge and events to business and transactions so as to discern and present risks that would impact the business
  • 10 years’ experience in banking, 6 of which must have been in Senior Risk Management role in a significant size Commercial Bank in Kenya or African market
How to Apply

If you believe in taking new challenges with the right mindset and match the job profile, please send your application letter with your C.V. to:
The Manager, Human Resources,
SBM Bank (Kenya) Limited, 
Head Off ice, IPS Building,
6th Floor, Kimathi Street,
P.O. Box 34886-00160, 
Nairobi, Kenya 

or email to [email protected]

All applications should be received by latest, Friday 30th June, 2017. 

Kindly note: All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.
The Bank reserves the right to call only the best candidates for interview and not to fill this position following this advertisement.
SBM Bank is a reference for creating talent for the world of tomorrow.
SBM Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
One step in the right direction and a giant leap for your career.

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