Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

Dubai, Abu Dhabi




Our client, a holding company specializing in private markets, public markets & alternatives, is looking to hire a CRO.

The selected candidate would be responsible for the overall management and oversight of risk within the investment portfolio of the company. This executive will develop and implement strategies to identify, measure, manage, and mitigate risks associated with investment activities, ensuring that these activities align with the company’s objectives and regulatory requirements.


- Develop and implement comprehensive risk management frameworks for investment activities
- Identify potential risks (market, credit, operational, liquidity) & conduct thorough risk assessments & scenario analyses
- Conduct thorough risk assessments & scenario analyses to understand potential impacts on the investment portfolio
- Continuously monitor risk exposures and key risk indicators
- Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards.
- Design and implement risk mitigation strategies and controls to address identified risks
- Lead and manage the risk management team, fostering a culture of risk awareness and proactive risk management
- Collaborate with other departments, including investment, legal, compliance & finance, to ensure integrated risk management practices
- Leverage advanced risk management tools and technologies to enhance risk assessment and monitoring capabilities


- Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or related field. Master’s degree or relevant professional certification (e.g., CFA, FRM, PRM) preferred
- Minimum of 15 years of experience in risk management within the investment or financial services industry, with at least 5 years in a senior risk management role
- Excellent leadership and team management abilities


Melissa D'Souza

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