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Chief Executive - Foreign Commercial Bank
- C level mandate
- Foreign commercial bank
About Our Client
Our Client is substantially well resourced international bank who are expanding their business here in APAC and as such are seeking a Chief Executive to lead the Hong Kong branch . This position will be the face of the brand within APAC for the bank's key clients whilst also taking charge of internal operations and governance - assuring the effective strategy implementation directed by Head Office.
Reporting into Senior Managing Directors based in Europe, this role will cover the operations, risk and compliance of the branch. There will need to be a significant drive towards the efficiency of business transactions whilst making sure the bank's staff are working as a cohesive unit. In addition, externally this role will focus on strengthening the relations with new and existing clients, as well as the HKMA, auditors and local tax authorities.
The Successful Applicant
You will be vastly experienced banking professional of at least 15-20 years - ideally with previous long tenure in a Head of Operations role in Hong Kong. It is highly desired that you will have excellent trade finance knowledge especially letter of credit operations. In addition, you will have a top level understanding of payment systems and processes. It is bonus if you also have knowledge of FX and money markets transactions. Solid, proven HKMA exposure is a must for this role, as is a strong corporate governance knowledge. Fluent English is a must with Cantonese/Mandarin considered advantageous.
What's on Offer
Excellent package and benefits