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Global Head of Credit Underwriting

  • London
  • ¬£Excellent Base + Bonus

Our client, a well-established commodity trading company, is seeking a Head of Global Credit Underwriting to join their Credit Risk department in London, UK. This is a newly created senior role that looks to centralise parts of the credit assessment activity across the Global Marketing business.



  • Develop and maintain the credit assessment methodology and templates
  • Lead a team of credit analysts based in South Africa
  • Analyse macro events and financial market activity to identify risk
  • Provide credit risk recommendations to the deal team
  • Build relationships with key third-party providers and monitor credit issues across the portfolio
  • Own management reporting for global credit risk
  • Maintain the storage and recording of credit assessments and data
  • Define the team strategy and build a development platform for the team



  • 7+ years of experience in credit risk analysis, with a focus on the corporate sector
  • Background in investment banking, oil major, commodity trader, or utility
  • Strong experience assessing credit risk in the commodity sector, including oil majors, miners, refiners, and utilities
  • Knowledge of credit rating agency methodologies and scoring models
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with experience communicating with senior stakeholders
  • Passion for staying informed about the external environment and inquisitive nature
  • Team management experience preferred but not required.


This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to drive the vision and strategy of the credit risk function and make a significant impact on the company’s success. Apply with reference number AB/39467

We seek individuals from a diverse talent pool and encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply to our vacancies. Our commitment to fair recruitment processes means that we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of their lived experience or personal characteristics. We also invite applicants who meet most of the listed requirements, even if not all, to apply. If you require any adjustments to the application process, please let us know.

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Antony Berou – Head of Risk

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