Vice President / Assistant Vice President, Operational Risk (Technology & Operations), Risk Management Group

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • DBS Bank Limited
  • 21 Apr 19

Vice President / Assistant Vice President, Operational Risk (Technology & Operations), Risk Management Group

DBS. Living, Breathing Asia.

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's capital position, as well as "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in Asia-Pacific. DBS has been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named "Asia's Best Bank" by The Banker, a member of the Financial Times group, and "Best Bank in Asia-Pacific" by Global Finance. The bank has also been named "Safest Bank in Asia" by Global Finance for eight consecutive years from 2009 to 2016.


  • Partner with the relevant BU/SUs (predominantly Technology and Operation (T&O) to implement & maintain OR policies, standards, processes and tools to ensure safe and sound operating environment; Provide advisory support to BU/SUs on operational risk matters and drive process reviews/deep dives in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Provide operational risk assessment on new products and outsourcing activities, including emerging risks arising from latest industry and market development, and digitisation initiative, and keep the manager updated prior to sign off.
  • Conduct cross units/teams analytics in identifying systemic trends and/or issues.
  • Establish and institutionalise automated operational risk dashboards.
  • Escalate on timely basis significant risk issues to business management and manager for taking appropriate remedial actions.
  • Ensure timely completion of RCSAs including appropriate action plans to address identified control gaps.
  • Ensure issues/action plans arising from Risk & Control Self-Assessments, risk events, KRIs, regulatory inspections or other risk issues are properly followed up.
  • Track new risk events, extended / overdue action plans and risk acceptances to ensure appropriate justifications and approvals are obtained.
  • Perform risk monitoring of related business activities and compiling analyses of operational risk data and preparing the necessary reports to management.
  • Drive the escalation of significant issues at the Hong Kong Operational Risk Committee and the Risk Executive Committee.
  • Drive or participate in digitisation projects and collaborate with BU/SUs for continuous process enhancements.


  • Degree holder in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related disciplines.
  • Minimum 10 years of working experience in financial institution with at least 5 years in risk management/control functions, preferably with solid experience in information security, cybersecurity or technology risk management.
  • Ample experience in chairing cross team meetings with senior management; and presenting complex technical ideas in simple language.
  • Strong analytical ability in risk assessment and identification of mitigation controls.
  • Previous experience working in the consulting industry would be highly regarded.
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese is essential.
  • Knowledge on QlikView, PL/SQL, and office suite (especially excel and powerpoint) is highly preferred.

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