Chief Executive Officer - Rwanda

Chief Executive Officer - Rwanda

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer - Rwanda
Location: Unknown
Salary: 400000.00
Reference: JN -032017-8108
Job Published: July 31, 2017 16:19

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer - Financial Services

NB: All applicants must be willing to live and work in Rwanda

Purpose of Role

To develop, lead, guide and monitor a business, financial and operational strategy to grow the brand within the country in line with group strategy and exercise overall control and supervision of all activities within the in-country operation to meet agreed performance targets.

  • Strategic thinking, flexing and implementation skills
  • Team leadership skills
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills with strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Solution-focused, creative and flexible thinker with high levels of energy and a strong “can do” attitude
  • Sound judgement and decision-making skills
  • Highly analytical and attentive to detail combined with an ability to think laterally and holistically
Technical Pre-requisite
  • Extensive retail, corporate, Digital and general banking knowledge encompassing products, processes, credit, operations and IT
  • Strong financial, business and commercial acumen with  a grasp of market and economic trends
  • Excellent understanding of financial management and the underlying drivers thereof
  • Insight into the governance, risk and compliance landscape within the country
  • Relevant products, channels and segments and the commercial and financial aspects thereof 
  • Understanding of governance, risk and compliance framework and how individual risk elements are managed
  • Relevant models and methodologies
  • Relevant systems, processes, policies, procedures, workflows and reporting requirements
  • How the team is structured across different countries and regions
  • Key stakeholders across the group and their expectations of the function
  • Understanding of the current and target geographies in which the bank intends to operate
Qualifications and experience
  • Relevant Post graduate business qualification, MBA advantageous.
  • 10 - 15 years post qualification experience in a senior executive/managerial position, preferably within the banking industry, with full accountability for operational and strategic outputs
  • Understanding of how to run a financial institution in a developing country
  • Ability to develop a volatile market (interest rates, change of regulations)
  • Ability to build rapport and strengthen relationships with local regulators and central bank
  • Approach to risk should bold but calculated and forecasted
  • Must have a track record of driving costs, revenues and customers
  • Hands on Management style and ability to lead by example
  • Knowledge of retail, corporate and digital banking

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