Chief Risk & Compliance Officer (Crypto Banking)

€100,000 - €120,000  |  Malta

An exciting opportunity for a Chief Risk & Compliance Officer has just become available within in an entity which is in the process of obtaining a Banking License in Malta with a view to becoming an EU challenger bank.

The Chief Risk & Compliance Officer shall report to the Chief Executive Officer.


  • Setting up of the risk & compliance department for the bank in the lead up to the bank obtaining its MT license;
  • Responsibility for the compliance operations and procedures for the bank across different jurisdictions;
  • Identification and mitigation of risk;
  • Assessment of risk tolerances and monitoring;
  • Managing and leading a team of compliance and risk personnel;
  • Assessing risk and measuring the bank's exposure to them;
  • Establishing early warning systems for breaches of the bank's risk parameters.

Education & Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a senior management role based in Malta or another EU jurisdiction (consumer or private banking or wealth management);
  • Alternatively, at least 10 years experience in a Risk or Risk-related function such as Audit, Compliance or Operations within a regulated financial services company;
  • Holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher with a specialisation in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance.  Holders of a Masters in Business Administration will be favourably considered.
  • Familiar with or interested in working with new innovations in technology as well as respective regulatory requirements relative to online/ challenger banks as well as Blockchain technology concepts (DLT), cryptocurrencies etc.


  • Ability to handle changing priorities;
  • A 'can do' positive attitude;
  • Meticulous;
  • Assertive;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.

Reference: ML200

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  • Job type
    Full Time
  • Employment level
    Senior Management/ C-Level
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Risk Jobs in Malta entail the assessment and prevention of financial risk and fraud. Jobs in risk within this sector include credit risk, risk & fraud and operational risk jobs.

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