Risk Lead (Banking / Finance) – Port Louis, Mauritius

Eastern Africa
Posted 1 year ago

Reference No. CDTRL1

Job Description:

Our client within the financial sector, who forms part of a leading Mauritian bank is currently looking for a Risk lead, who would be Reporting functionally to the Risk Management Committee of the client, and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer of the company, the incumbent will be responsible for driving the risk management function of the company with a view to protecting economic value and supporting sustainable growth in line with the strategic goals of the Cluster and within the limits of agreed risk appetite and limits set by the Board and/or through regulatory guidelines/requirements.



  • Ensure that policies and procedures are developed and regularly updated
  • Drive an appropriate risk culture within the cluster
  • Design and maintain appropriate risk metrics within the different areas of risk including, but not limited to, credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, reputational risk and IT risk
  • Develop and use appropriate tools, methodologies and models to measure and manage risks
  • Ensure that appropriate dashboards and databases are maintained
  • Report to the Board/Board Risk Committee on risk practices and adherence to risk management norms
  • Conduct stress testing on a regular basis
  • Liaise with the credit underwriting function
  • Monitor the adoption of appropriate security and data integrity standards and configurations across software solutions deployed
  • Work with the companies business and control functions, as well as with the risk functions of the Group entities to continuously enhance the risk management function
  • Conduct risk assessments on new products and client segments
  • Adhere to high ethical standards and comply with all regulations/applicable laws
  • Ensure high level of service standards including level of ethics and integrity in line with the banks values
  • Ensure that an optimum structure with the required staffing skills and competencies exists to deliver set objectives
  • Effectively lead and manage the team towards optimal performance
  • Ensure effective management of company resources


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Post graduate qualifications in Accounting/Finance/Economics/Financial Risk Management or any other relevant field or equivalent professional qualification
  • 7+ years’ experience in Financial/Risk Management of which 2 years must be at a supervisory level
  • Thorough knowledge of financial services business, global trends and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent Analytical, Problem Solving and Decision-Making skills
  • Strong Leadership and Interpersonal and Coaching skills
  • Ability to relate market/economy knowledge and trends to the business, anticipating potential risks and impacts


If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at cdutoit@caglobalint.com


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Chalden Du Toit

Recruitment Consultant

CA Finance


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