UAE National, Head of Operational Risk Jobs in Abu Dhabi Emirate at Abu Dhabi Investment Office

Title: UAE National, Head of Operational Risk

Company: Abu Dhabi Investment Office

Location: Abu Dhabi Emirate


Responsible for the leadership, innovation, governance, and management necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the company’s operational and strategic risk.


Design, develop and implement a comprehensive operational risk management and business continuity framework and their detailed plans applicable across all ADIO’s functions

Develop an operational risk management strategy and plan for ADIO and ensure sufficient governance of significant risks

Develop appropriate operational risk models and ensure controls are operating effectively

Monitor the implementation of overall operational risk management framework within ADIO at the leadership level and within departments

Implement the processes that enable consistent identification, assessment and rating of inherent and residual risks

Oversee the development of documents and regular reports on all significant operational risks

Advise ADIO’s leadership on matters related to operational risk and ensure they are informed of the potential risks posed against ADIO’s operations (i.e. impact of information system changes / upgrades, new partnerships, development of new services, operational dependencies, etc.)

Lead the development and enforcement of information security policies, procedures and standards designed to protect ADIO’s communications, systems and infrastructure assets from both internal and external threats

Drive the development of a risk culture across ADIO by defining its risk appetite and controlling the normalization of risks as required in coordination with ADIO’s leadership team and in alignment to leading practices

Design, develop and enforce policies, procedures and guidelines for business continuity and disaster management for ADIO ensuring minimal disruption to critical business activities during crisis situations

Conduct operational risk assessment exercises in coordination with directors and maintain the risk register periodically ensuring that appropriate risk mitigation measures are in place

Lead the development and implementation of ADIO’s business continuity plan and recovery mechanisms to recover critical business functions and procedures in cases of cyber threats, emergencies, crisis, etc. to guarantee ongoing preparedness and readiness

Review information security measures and controls undertaken by ADIO’s IT support to address pre-emptive potential security risks that arise from ADIO’s IT operations, recommend changes wherever applicable

Drive awareness campaigns that include specialized training on cyber security risks for ADIO employees and partners, as applicable

Manage cyber security incidents that ADIO may face and coordinate with concerned stakeholders and authorities if needed to solve advanced security threats and incidents

Ensure alignment and implementation of the relevant information security, risk management and business continuity policies and procedures within the office’s activities


Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Mathematics/ Statistics and/ or related fields

Professional certification in CFA, FRM, etc.

Multi-lingual candidate will be preferred (English, Arabic, other languages)

Experience Required:

Minimum 7 years of experience in a top tier consulting firm, investment organization or an organization similar to ADIO

Understanding of IT security laws and regulations, Risk and Business continuity models and benchmarks


Arabic – fluent/ professional

English – fluent/ profess…

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