Regional Risk Officer CEMEA Needed at Visa

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Regional Risk Officer CEMEA Needed at Visa

The Job: Regional Risk Officer CEMEA

The SVP will lead a broad portfolio of responsibilities including enterprise and strategic risk management for the business, credit settlement risk, franchise risk management, innovation risk, and ecosystem risks primarily fraud & data security) across CEMEA. He/she will champion security across all participants in the Visa payments ecosystem and will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of that ecosystem within the region.

Key Accountabilities

  • Establishes and executes the enterprise risk program for CEMEA, including promotion of the three lines of defense model, execution of “2nd line of defense” oversight programs. And overall coordination of risk and control functions across the region;
  • Ensures that Visa CEMEA has appropriate and effective risk governance, policies and processes;
  • Maintains the integrity of the broader Visa payment system. This includes working with financial institutions, merchants, payment service providers, law enforcement, and regulatory authorities on initiatives. To secure the payment system, reduce fraud, and eliminate illegal and brand damaging activities;
  • Leads responsible innovation initiatives within the region, including assisting clients to ensure they understand and mitigate the risks posed by new technologies, products, and platforms;
  • Coordinates with the sales, product, consulting, and client support organizations to drive the adoption and effective use of Visa risk solutions and services by clients in the region, in order to maintain security, reduce fraud, and grow the Visa business;
  • Manages data breaches and fraud attacks affecting clients in the region; including mitigating impacts, identifying causes and driving remediation, and overseeing communication with relevant stakeholders;
  • Drives Visa thought leadership on payment security, integrity, and fraud management across the region, including client and stakeholder communication, risk forums and security summits;
    • The Regional Risk Officer Qualifications

      Would Expect Candidates to Have:

      • 15+ Years of Progressive experience
      • An understanding of the payments industry and financial services (particularly within the retail sector), payment products and services, and of wider economic / competitive landscape
      • Excellent knowledge and understanding of risk management; experience of documentation, compliance and monitoring risk
      • Excellent knowledge and understanding of regulation and legislation: experience of working with regulators
      • Understanding of governance, oversight and control; expertise to assess the firm’s capabilities
      • Understanding of business strategy, clients and their evolving requirements
      • Track record in synthesizing complex information to produce impactful management information and an ability to react quickly and decisively where problems are identified

      Previous Executive Experience

      • Risk management experience at financial services organizations.
      • Control / corporate functional experience (Finance, Risk & Regulatory, Legal, Compliance)
      • Team leadership and management experience
      • International experience

      Functional Experience

      • Enterprise Risk Management experience
      • Financial regulations
      • Risk framework and oversight
    • Apply 

November 13, 2018

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