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Head of IT Strategy. Governance & Control

Client of ThinkTech

Posted on June 11, 2018

10 - 11 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Science(Computers), Bachelor of Business Administration(Management). Any Nationality

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Job Purpose
To lead a team of IT Management and Governance professionals to effectively and efficiently manage ITD s global governance and control processes. The role must ensure alignment with The Banks overall strategy and risk management practices as well as adherence to policies, processes and the various local and international regulatory requirements impacting IT through the establishment and management of a governance framework and control structures based on industry standards and best practices. The position is also responsible for the development, maintenance and ongoing management of IT s performance management, planning and financial management processes, reporting and controls and must ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and steering towards ITD s set objectives.
Specific Accountability
The Head of IT Strategy, Governance & Control is authorized to make, and is accountable for autonomous decisions affecting his/her department. The Head of IT Strategy, Governance & Control has full authority to act in accordance with the overall IT objectives and in full coordination with the Group Chief Information Officer when necessary.

IT - Software Services


Desired Candidate Profile

A University degree in Computer Science, Business Management, and/or equivalent experience.
Minimum 18 years of experience in information systems management of which at least 10 years at a senior management level.
Able to provide banking and financial services industry-level key insights to form effective thought leadership in technology strategy formulation.
Have skills in developing effective IT management processes, including those for strategic development and IT operations.
Broad knowledge of current and emerging IT industry trends and directions, particularly those associated with IT in banking.
Demonstrated experience using technology to set and enable business goals; business case development, planning execution, determining technical feasibility, cost of strategic options, and strategic possibilities enabled by new technologies.
Commanding knowledge of current industry and Bank s best practices in terms of IT strategy analysis, development and execution; IT and business alignment as they relate to financial institutions.
Good blend of business acumen and technology competencies. Knowledge of development methodologies, development tools, web and server technologies, and E-Business or B2B enabling technologies.
Commanding knowledge of IT industry standards and best practices as they relate to IT Strategy and Governance, such as ITIL, COBIT, TOGAF, PRINCE2, PMP, CMMI, ISO standards etc


Risk management Financial services Monitoring ISO PMP IT operations Performance management IT strategy Cobit TOGAF


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