Director / EMEA Emerging Markets Region Head Jobs in Dubai at Citi

Title: Director / EMEA Emerging Markets Region Head

Company: Citi

Location: Dubai


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%)


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


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…

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