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.  
* excluding partnerships

At BNP Paribas, we passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected and can bring their authentic selves to work. We prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of any kind and our policies promote equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, irrespective of, but not limited to their gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, colour, national origin, age, religion, social status, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status etc. As a global Bank, we truly believe that inclusion and diversity of our teams is key to our success in serving our clients and the communities we operate in.

Position Purpose

RISK CIB Operational Risk Management (RISK ORM CIB) acts as the second line of defence of BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Bank (CIB). It belongs to the Group RISK Function of BNP Paribas and placed under the responsibility of the Chief Operational Risk Officer for CIB. 

RISK ORM GB APAC has responsibility for independently challenging and supervising the Operational Risk management of Global Banking activities in APAC (front to back). This is achieved through: framing Operational Risk methodology for GB and disseminating of Risk Management culture across GB; assessing the adequacy of the GB Operational Risk Management set-up; controlling effectiveness of GB control environment; contributing to the detection, anticipation and response to Risks; alerting GB and RISK stakeholders on any significant Risk issue; providing a consolidated view on GB operational risks profile.


Direct Responsibilities

The RISK ORC GB APAC Operational Risk officer supervises GB Operational Risk (OR) Management framework, according to the RISK OR delegation framework in force.

•    Framework: 

  1. Contribute to the definition of the permanent control normative framework and transpose it to APAC 
  2. Proactively supervise the permanent control and the OR measurement, management framework and processes
  3.  Contribute to regulatory-watch liaising with territory teams, be proactive in anticipating operational risks evolution in light of business evolution, changes of organization, policy, external environment and local regulatory requirements. Impulsion/revision of generic control plan in discussion with the first line of defence (LoD1) when needed

•    Governance: 

  1. Prepare, organise and secretariat the committees at GB level in liaison with the relevant GB teams
  2. Contribute to RISK, RISK ORM & GB global initiatives (e.g. projects)
  3. Coordination and constructive contribution with value-adding Risk Opinions in all relevant forums (TACNACs, L/ROMC, AT, etc…) and follow up of derived actions
  4. Contribution to transformative projects and initiatives with impact on the risk profile of the Metier and in RISK

•    Risk Identification & Assessment: 

  1.  Maintenance and update of a view & understanding of the front to end risk profile of the Metier fed by the different streams, based on the data available from other Streams (Incidents, Independent Testing, etc) 
  2. Monitoring, comprehensive reporting and timely escalation of incidents (significant, non-significant and notable) in collaboration with the relevant RISK ORM counterpart and / or others (LoD1, Compliance, Legal)
  3. Assist and advise the LoD1 on the extension of OR framework, and ensure its compliance with Group and CIB guidelines, as well as its appropriate calibration to manage key risk areas especially on RCSA, GCL definition, execution and monitoring
  4. Challenge and verify CIB risk identification, ensure the consistency of potential incidents quantification, conduct independent risk assessment (incident review, post mortem analysis…), and validate closure of permanent control actions

•    Challenge & Sign Off: 

  1. Oversee of the risk treatment process (risk acceptance, risk transfer, risk remediation) performed by CIB, give opinion in co-decision Committees (eg: NAC/TAC or similar) leading to escalation in case of disagreement, challenge and sign off on CIB risk profile, key decisions and remediation plans
  2. Ensuring materialization of the risk profile in the RCSAs / GCLs / PIs as per guidelines
  3. Continuous monitoring, check and challenge of all RCSAs and GCLs/CCLs for timely updation

•    Independent Testing: 

  1. Establish and conduct the generic 2nd level control plan for the responsible scope 
  2. Propose independent testing, thematic controls, local assessments and oversights
  3. Ensure seamless coordination of the roll out of the independent testing plan especially for credit controls testing with APAC LoD1 teams
  4. Definition, scoping and execution of the independent testing initiatives, in coordination with RISK ORM ISPL / Lisbon / Global
  5. Alert on attention points resulting from first and second level controls and propose potential improvements
  6. Follow up for timely closure of permanent control actions, IG and supervisory recommendations for the Metier

•    Risk Reporting, Monitoring & Alert: 

  1.  Provide independent CIB risk reporting and consolidated view to metiers, RISK management and supervisors
  2. Monitoring and reporting in line with the RISK guidelines

Contributing Responsibilities

•    Awareness / Training / Animation: 

  1. Promote and drive awareness of Risk across GB and RISK ORM 
  2. Organise and lead Risk meetings, forums and committees 

•    Innovation: 

  1.  Watch out for innovative ideas and application of new technologies on GB side
  2. Watch out for trends and market disruptions and detect emerging opportunities

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

•    Team player - focus on the success of the whole team. Working well both with others, as well as individually;
•    Good stakeholder management skills;
•    Good listening and analytical skills - being able to come to a thoughtful and business focused conclusion quickly;
•    Ability to co-operate and work well with others adopting an approachable style - important as we work closely with a large and diverse set of stakeholders;
•    Demonstrating a calm professional approach, with a good understanding of delivery within time constraints and the need to escalate / inform departmental management as appropriate;
•    Adapting personal approach to suit situations, individuals, groups and cultures with flexibility;  
•    Taking accountability for their actions and be open and honest when things have gone wrong, and celebrating successes when things have gone well; 
•    Being rigorous and thorough - especially when logging and tracking issues through to conclusion; 
•    Ability to manage their workload as to meet the realistic targets and priorities set in conjunction with management; 
•    Demonstrating a high-level of commitment and self-motivation, combined with enthusiasm and a genuine interest in the role of Risk Assessment in business; 
•    Ability to express views clearly and fluently, both orally and in writing. Considers the audience, avoiding technical jargon wherever necessary and appropriate. Excellent executive presence;
•    Fluent English

Specific Qualifications (if required)

•    University master graduate or equivalent with at least 7 years of relevant experience in Operational Risk, control function, preferably with relevant exposure to consulting or audit background
•    Preferred candidates should possess robust knowledge of Global Banking products    
Primary Location
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years)
Experience Level
At least 5 years

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