Chief Information Officer - APAC

  • Highly competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Pure Search Hong Kong , EA Licence No: 12S5954
  • 17 Mar 18 2018-03-17

A leading global private bank is seeking a highly experienced CIO to lead the technology division of its APAC business.

The role:

Reporting into the global CIO you will take responsibility for all aspects of the APAC technology buisness within this global private banking business.

Responsibilities will include:

Set objectives and strategies for the IT department
Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits
Design and customize technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience
Plan the implementation of new systems and provide guidance to IT professionals and other staff within the organization
Approve purchases of technological equipment and software and establish partnerships with IT providers
Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization to ensure optimal performance
Direct and organize IT-related projects
Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage
Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions
Working with the global leadership to devise and implement a cohesive digital strategy, optimized for relevant local markets


Proven experience as CIO, CTO or similar senior IT managerial role. 
Experience from within private banking, wealth management, or similar, is essential as candidates must be able to demonstrate deep familiarity with the business.
Excellent knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure
Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation
Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations
Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities
A strong strategic and business mindset
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Outstanding, English language, communication and interpersonal abilities.
BSc/BA in computer science, engineering or relevant field; MSc/MA will be preferred