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IT Risk & Cyber Governance Officer (Global Market IT Risk and Control Focus)

Apply REF: ITO001491

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships. 
Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 68 markets with more than 193,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.  

BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career in an international business environment that is fast-paced, diverse and focuses on creating high-value relationships with our clients. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as a working environment where you’re valued as part of the team.

* excluding partnerships


Position Purpose

The mission of the IT Risk & Cyber Governance Officer is to ensure, for the IT activities within his/her entity, the realization of operational permanent control including the measure and the management of all operational risks linked to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) including cyber security risks in accordance with the framework as defined by the IT Governance of BNP Paribas, as well as the deployment and coverage of the IT Risk Management Group (ITRMG) framework.

The coverage is APAC and the scope is all Business Units in charge of IT activities.


As per BNP Paribas internal control charter, operating IT entities, and first and foremost their managers, are accountable for the risks they are exposed to given the businesses or services they run or deliver.

In this respect, and in full compliance with regulations applicable at group level and at entity level, and in line with group’s norms and requirements, the IT risk manager should for the IT entities under his/her oversight,:
•    Assist in identifying and assessing operational IT risks the entities are exposed to.
•    Ensure the risk monitoring and mitigation framework is within the defined risk appetite 
•    Ensure the implementation and continuous adaptation of the risk framework 
•    Ensure proper awareness of the risk framework for all IT teams
•    Provide consistent risk monitoring & registration tools 
•    Provide risk management information and reporting to eligible bodies 

IT Risk
•    The management and reporting (to eligible bodies) of ICT risks (with if-needed associated risk acceptances, risk profiles, …) through both periodic RCSA realization and ad hoc risk assessment on his/her perimeter in accordance with the EBA ICT risk taxonomy.
 - Maintaining the list of IT operational risks at APAC level to facilitate monitoring and reporting of risk
•    Managing IT risk findings resulting from production incidents, application and infrastructure IT security risk assessment with APAC IT Business Units and APAC CIOs, CTO and CISO and raised risks ( e.g.: ICC, APAC IT OPC Steering Committee…)
•    The organization of Function/Métier/Region IT risk committee at least twice a year; 
- Provide support for various APAC IT Risk committees (APAC IT Risk/OPC, Technology Risk Committee, etc.) including logistic support, write the minutes, follow identified actions 
-  Consolidating and preparing the APAC contributions for various Internal Control and Permanent control committees 

IT Incident
•    The collection and analysis of IT historical incidents, the validation of Métier/Region IT incidents input into the dedicated Group system, based on CIB standardised criteria, the contribution to the definition and follow-up of associated action plans in addition to regular reporting ; 

IT Control
•    The deployment and reporting (at minimum the major ones) of IT controls (OPC and operational, standard and/or specific) identified to mitigate the risks ;  
•    The preparation of the ICT Permanent control report based on provided templates, where required

IT Recommendation
•    The overall follow-up and reporting (figures, alerts, etc.) of IT recommendations implementation in his/her scope (IG/Regulator/external/Permanent Control actions/Independent consultant) in order to meet the Group objectives; 

•    CIB divisions : Business and Information Security
•    Internal Audit / Inspection General
•    APAC Anti-Fraud
•    Global IT OPCs, Global ORC
•    Local OPCs, Local ORC
•    Regional CIOs, CTO and CISO    

•    External auditors & Regulators 

Technical and Behavioral Competencies required

Essential Technical Knowledge/Skills:
•    A solid background in operational risk management and control framework 
•    Knowledge of IT practices :project management ,security, continuity and production 
•    Excellent analytical skills and reporting capabilities (KPIs, dashboards, metrics, assessment …)
•    A practical understanding of a large bank’s organization and systems
•    Familiar with process analysis and improvement, drafting of workflows and procedures

Qualifications and Experience:
•    At least 5 years of experience in an IT Risk, Control and Audit environment. Prior experience in  IT Security Risk management would be advantageous 
•    At least 10 years of experience in IT environment  
•    Recommended certification: CISA , CISSP

Other Value-Added Competencies:
•    Attention to detail
•    Ability to manage several initiatives/projects and keep these on-track simultaneously
•    Ability to effectively manage your own time and the priorities 
•    Interpersonal skills, ability to consolidate action plans and report progress status
•    Pragmatic, ‘Can do’ attitude & Proactive approach with a strong ability to work on own initiative 
•    Capable of adapting to a new environment and to work under pressure towards tight deadlines
•    Excellent oral and written communication
•    Good interpersonal skills 
•    Big picture awareness

Primary Location: HK-Hong Kong (HK)-Hong KongJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 7 years Reference: ITO001491