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Chief Technology Officer

Apply REF: BNP018595

BNP Paribas has a presence in nearly 80 countries with over 180,000 employees. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking.


In Asia Pacific, the BNP Paribas Group is a leading employer with 9,000 employees and a presence in 14 markets. Being one of the largest international banking networks, we strive to employ talented and innovative people who are aligned to our vision and culture.

BNPP are seeking an experienced CTO for a new China securities subsidiary. The CTO will make executive technology decisions on behalf of the company, outline the company’s technological vision, in alignment with the company’s business goals, implement relevant technology strategies, and manage technological resources and the technology budget. You should be a strategic thinker, familiar with current technological trends, an effective communicator, and have a successful track record in information technology management.

The CTO will report directly to the COO, with a functional reporting line to BNPP’s regional CIB CIO, and act as a technology expert, making decision that will impact the current and future operations of the company. 
Direct Responsibilities
  • Setting a vision for how technology will be used in the company.
  • Developing and communicating the company’s strategy for using technological resources.

  • Designing, maintaining and ensuring compliance with functional, application and technical architectures.

  • Designing, implementing and monitoring technology standards, processes, controls and procedures.

  • Managing technology budgets, plans, programs and projects.

  • Evaluating, selecting and implementing new technologies, systems and infrastructure.

  • Ensuring that technological resources meet the company’s short and long term needs.

  • Ensuring that technological resources are used efficiently, profitably and securely.

  • Ensuring stability, security and continuity of systems and infrastructure.

  • Maintaining current knowledge of the technology landscape and relevant developments.

  • Acting as a mentor to team members.

  • Taking the initiative in thought leadership, innovation and creativity 

Contributing Responsibilities

  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and company policies.

  • Implementing effective quality assurance, data protection and IT security in line with market standards.

  • Maintaining effective relationships with clients, regulatory bodies, vendors and other stakeholders.

  • Managing selection, on-boarding and on-going development of technology staff.


  • More than 10 years IT work experience, of which no less than 5 years’ experience in the Securities of Fund Management industry, or More than 8 years’ experience in securities regulatory bodies.
  • Proven experience in a CTO or similar leadership role.

  • Demonstrable technological skill set and experience.

  • Relevant securities industry knowledge and experience.

  • Excellent complex program and project management skills.



  • Strategic thinking capabilities.

  • Proactive problem solving attitude.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Exceptional team management skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in Chinese and English.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills

  • Effective negotiation and vendor management skills

  • Ability to delegate effectively.

Primary Location: CN-31-ShanghaiJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 10 years Behavioural competency: Organizational skills, Creativity & Innovation / Problem solving, Communication skills - oral & written, Ability to deliver / Results drivenTransversal competency: Ability to understand, explain and support change, Ability to manage a project, Ability to develop and leverage networks, Ability to inspire others & generate people's commitment, Ability to anticipate business / strategic evolution