Head of Risk, Leading Life Insurer

Job Title: Head of Risk, Leading Life Insurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JN -012021-455709
Contact Name: Karen Yung
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 22, 2021 20:42

Job Description

Argyll Scott is partnering with an expanding life insurer to look for a head of risk.


  • Oversee a robust and risk-based framework for corporate governance and risk management covering accountabilities, reporting and controls
  • Enhance and maintain a risk management environment that ensures risks taken by the function are identified, assessed and frequently monitored, managed and reported against
  • Oversee risk issues and liaise closely with Board Audit / Risk Committee, I/ALCO and RMC etc.
  • Ensure appropriate levels of risk skills and experience within the team to support consistent risk management practices
  • Create and deliver effective training and enhancing awareness around related risk areas to foster the organization's understanding and management of the risks that the business is exposed to
  • Provide advice and guidance to the business to support risk appetite setting and maintain a control environment to ensure that risk managed within appetite
  • Ensure material changes to the relevant policies and procedures are communicated and embedded into business unit


  • Relevant University Degree with professional insurance/risk/compliance/audit qualifications
  • Minimum 10 years of working insurance and minimum 5 years of Risk/Audit/Internal Controls/Compliance experience in Life Insurance
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise risk management, internal control, corporate governance practices and regulatory requirements
  • Strong relationship management/ customer service through personal impact and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills and emotional intelligence to influence key decisions, mediate conflicts and build consensus covering presentation, planning and organisation skills
  • Full proficiency in English required, fluency in Cantonese and/ or Mandarin is essential

Please apply directly or email your CV to Karen Yung at kyung <@> for this position.


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