International Control - APAC Governance Team Lead
Wells Fargo
Hong Kong, Central and Western District

Job Description

The Wholesale Control (WC) organization serves as the front line risk management organization within the Wholesale Banking group of Wells Fargo supporting the Wholesale businesses with risk strategy, implementation, and execution.

The Wholesale Control team is accountable to assess and effectively manage risks across all risk types and Wholesale businesses delivering an integrated view of risks, producing a sustainable control environment, and instilling a culture of strong risk management.

The team is responsible to identify and assess risks, design and implement controls, and execute and monitor the controls to ensure they are working effectively to manage risk across Wholesale.

Wholesale Control interfaces with Independent Risk Management and Audit to drive comprehensive and consistent implementation of regulatory and corporate risk policies and programs across Wholesale.

include :

Establishing strong Governance and escalation routines through the formation / administration of, participation in and contribution to various risk-level and business-level committees, in coordination with IRM partners, Regional Chief Risk Officers, other Wholesale Control teams and the LOB businesses

Designing front-line risk and control reporting, in coordination with the International Control Analytics & Reporting Leadership and the Regional

Business Control

Leaders, across all regions, ensuring consistent standards and aggregation of reports at the legal entity, country and regional levels

Providing input into the design of and executing front line accountabilities against various Enterprise Risk Programs, for example : Enterprise Risk Identification and Assessment, Enterprise Measurement (Risk Appetite, KRIs), New Business Initiatives, etc.)

Participating in the Strategic Planning process

The successful candidate will work closely with other senior leaders across many business and function areas in the development and execution of company risk management strategies.

Accordingly, critical success factors will include the ability to develop partnerships and identify trends which may present opportunities or reflect gaps in the Company's risk management execution / direction.

Market Skills and Certifications


  • 10+ years of experience in compliance, operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk), or a combination of both;
  • business process management or financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in compliance, operational risk management, or a combination of both.

    Experience :

    Proficient knowledge and experience in International Financial Services and regulatory agencies.

    Extensive experience leading the development and implementation of risk management programs and associated controls within a large complex financial services company, especially operational risk, compliance, or enterprise risk programs, as well as integration across risk programs is critical.

    Experience driving forward looking strategic plans and full lifecycle transformation leadership from idea inception to implementation to adoption into business as usual operations with sustainable, effective, and efficient operating models and processes.

    Experience in operating model design, ability to identify and transform existing programs that may be ineffective or deficient from a technological, operational and / or human capital perspective.

    Proven leadership ability to develop teams, lead virtual teams, and drive successful execution of change initiatives.

    Ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear manner.

    Ability to influence and consult strategically across a large organization and with various levels of leadership / stakeholders.

    Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to process multiple tasks simultaneously.

    Proven ability to build dynamic and high performing teams.

    Working knowledge of Wholesale Banking.

    Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

    Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.

    Leadership Expectations at Wells Fargo

    As a Team Member manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will :

  • Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them.
  • Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks.
  • We Value Diversity

    At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law.

    We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate.

    Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company.

    They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions.

    There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.


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