Overview

Director / EMEA Emerging Markets Region Head

ROLE CAN BE BASED FROM DUBAI, NAIROBI OR MOSCOW

ICG Risk Analysis (IRAUs) deliver best-in-class credit risk analysis, monitoring and credit administration as a partner to ICG Risk and Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory’s (BCMA) shared commitment to ensuring the safety and soundness of wholesale lending across ICG.

The Region Head for the Emerging Markets in EMEA (EM EMEA) sets the strategy for and is accountable for the execution of risk analysis in the EM EMEA markets including Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Middle-East, and Africa including through setting the direction for and leading the IRAU analyst teams in region, while establishing a strong relationship with Risk and Banking partners for covered portfolios.

As a Region Head, this role reports directly to the Global Head of ICG Risk Analysis.

 

Key responsibilities include:

Accountability for ensuring risk analysis of applicable portfolio is consistent with industry leading practices and conforms to all internal credit procedures/policies, and all related regulatory expectations
Direct Management of Portfolio Managers in the Regional IRAUs
Continuous engagement with BCMA and Independent Risk senior stakeholders in the EM EMEA markets to so as to understand any concerns regarding execution of risk analysis and/or emerging risks which will need to be addressed by the team
Coordinate with the Global Head of Risk Analysis, the Head of IRAU Transformation & Core Operations, the IRAU Controls & Monitoring group, and the other IRAU Region Heads as appropriate to address and escalate emerging risk concerns and to share best practices
Ensure ongoing and timely feedback and coaching of IRAU Team Leaders and other site heads of other facilities in the region as applicable to sustain a strong credit culture and an unwavering commitment to excellence in analysis and execution
Partnership with regional and industry stakeholders in BCMA and Independent Risk in the design of credit assessment and monitoring standards for applicable portfolios
Attract, develop and retain top quality staff including as regards active engagement with regional on-campus recruiting efforts to ensure a robust pipeline of talent
Support Global Head of Risk Analysis and Head of IRAU Transformation & Core Operations on internal projects and initiatives
Support IRAU Voice of the Employee (VOE) initiatives
Travel (less than 10%)

Knowledge/Experience:

Demonstrable financial services experience including 10+ years of credit experience in banking or credit risk management
Fully conversant in credit policy matters
Ability to work at senior levels and build constructive and effective relationships with peers
Ability to recognize emerging risks

Skills/Competencies:

Strategic orientation so as to ensure the IRAU continues to be positioned as a thoughtful and proactive partner to BCMA and Independent Risk Management on driving best practices in risk analysis to support safety and soundness in the EM EMEA markets
Senior Credit Officer initial is preferred
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and exert influence with and without direct authority
Demonstrated success as a manager including a track record of building high performing teams
Advanced analytical skills, with the ability to identify root causes and trends and anticipate horizon issues
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to audiences of varying levels of seniority
Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) skills including experience with the internal ICG Templates and with financial modeling

Qualifications:

BA/BSc or higher degree in Business (MBA), Finance or any other related subject

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About Citi

Citibank N.A. Kenya has been operating in Kenya since 1974 and has two branches in Nairobi and Mombasa, serving Corporate and Institutional clients. Citibank Kenya is the regional hub for the Citi East Africa cluster, which covers Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. It's the only solely corporate bank in Kenya. Businesses Citi Kenya is structured around business segments, product groups, operations and technology and staff units. The business segment that caters to our diverse customer base is our Institutional Clients Group, which includes the global relationship banking services we provide for top-tier local corporate clients. As a part of our business focus and broader market reach, in 1999 we expanded our target market to cater to the emerging and vibrant middle and lower market tiers. We also have a financial institutions group that is responsible for our businesses with other banks, insurance companies and other non-banking financial institutions. We offer a range of banking services to companies, including commercial finance, inter-bank transactions, investment services, deposits, cash management and electronic banking. We assist our customers with managing their finances to increase the value of their investments and finance their projects. Citi Kenya also provides global transaction services, treasury and corporate finance services. Citi's mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients. We have 200 years of experience helping our clients meet the world's toughest challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities. We are Citi, the global bank - an institution connecting millions of people across hundreds of countries and cities.