Senior Associate Director, Governance Initiatives

Standard Chartered Bank
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mar 19, 2023
Apr 01, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role Responsibilities
The incumbent will work actively with the AME Governance Team to execute specific initiatives.
These initiatives will be focussed on but not limited to the following themes:
  • Governance Model Refresh: Refresh of the AME Governance Model and Organisational Design post Crown
  • Franchise Optimisation: Identifying and implementing additional Strategic Initiatives post Crown on optimising Risk Weighted Assets (RWA), Return on Tangible Equity (RoTE) and Costs across the AME franchise.
  • Analytics : Developing an Analytical framework for Credit Exposure, Balance Sheet and RWA monitoring across AME with a focus on sub- Investment grade countries
  • Monitoring : Early identification and implementation of Credit Exposure and RWA containment actions in response to deterioration in macro- economic conditions where applicable.
  • Conducting Strategic Reviews : Conducting comprehensive Strategic Business Reviews of Country, Businesses and Product Lines in AME with a view to highlight areas of Improvement, particularly in Sub Investment countries. This will include reviewing strategic options including feasibility of Spinoffs, review of Business entity and Shareholding structure etc with a view to lift RoTE.
  • New Markets Initiatives : Work closely with Cluster Governance and Business teams to identify business opportunities in new markets that are aligned with the Bank's Strategic objectives and develop Business Plans to execute on these opportunities.
Key Stakeholders
  • AME Regional CEO Office
  • Key members of regional functions/Strategy team
  • Key members of Business and Product teams
  • Applicable internal stakeholders e.g. Audit, Legal & Compliance, etc.
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Director Governance Initiatives would with strong exposure to Strategic Issues relevant to the Banking industry like RWA Management, RoTE etc as well a strong knowledge of business Valuation Methodologies. The Role Holder will also be familiar with executing strategic business options like spinoffs etc.
  • The Role Holder will be a highly organized individual, a self-starter and a great communicator, able to work together with multiple teams and to demonstrate problem resolution skills. The incumbent will also have strong people management skills.
  • The Incumbent will have around 10 years of experience having worked for a Bank or Consulting Firm with demonstrated experience of working on Projects covering the highlighted Themes with good subject knowledge of RWA, RoTE and related concepts as well as exposure to conducting Strategic Business Reviews for Banking businesses.
  • Strong Presentation skills including the ability to create detailed power point presentations is a key requirement for this role.
Role Specific Competencies
  • Manage Conduct
  • Manage Risk
  • Manage People
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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