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Head of Risk

  • Amsterdam
  • Excellent remuneration package

Our client is a well-respected Fintech platform with a focus on providing accessibility to digital asset to the retail market. The company have a strong presence in Amsterdam and they are seeking a Head of Risk to lead their established financial and non-financial risk teams.


  • Responsible for overseeing and managing the Risk Control Framework including enterprise risk, business continuity, cyber security and IT risk management (SLoD)
  • Define the risk strategy for the organisation
  • Monitor and review processes to identify operational risks, provide control measures to avoid or mitigate such risks including policy development, review and implementation
  • Present reports of all risk matters to the Board and to External authorities where required
  • Maintain a pro-active view on all regulatory changes and new policies, ensuring adherence and lead on change projects where appropriate.
  • Take the lead role in the implementation of DORA
  • Lead the risk team comprising of Operational, Financial and IT risk specialists

Experience required:

  • Significant experience of risk management gained within financial services
  • Demonstrable expertise in non-financial risk management is essential, working knowledge of financial risk or leading a multi-disciplinary risk function is preferred
  • Knowledge of digital assets trading is preferred

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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