Luxembourg Country ISR Head

  • to be discussed
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg LU
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • HSBC Bank plc, Luxembourg Branch
  • 09 févr. 18 2018-02-09

Luxembourg Country ISR Head

Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC's international network comprises around 6,600 offices in over 80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.

With listings on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by over 220,000 shareholders in 129 countries and territories.

HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services to around 58 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking & Wealth Management; Commercial Banking; Global Banking and Markets; and Global Private Banking.

The HSBC Group in Luxembourg is a significant employer and operates several Businesses including asset management, securities services, private banking and corporate banking.

The HSBC Luxembourg Risk Function is in charge of the anticipation, identification, measurement, monitoring, control and reporting of all the risks to which the Luxembourg Businesses are or may be  exposed. In order to strengthen our Risk team, we are looking to recruit a:

Luxembourg Country ISR Head
Permanent Contract


Reporting to the Luxembourg Country Chief Risk Officer, the role holder will have to lead the Information Security Risk team of HSBC in Luxembourg which provides support for information security related matters.
The role holder is expected to be a key member of the Country Risk team and partner with Businesses on Information Risk related matters.

This role is designated as “Information Security Officer” as per CSSF circular 12/552.

Role and Responsibilities:

The purpose of this role is to protect the HSBC brand by directing and providing overall leadership to the technology organisation to assure integrity, security and reliability of data for business use.
This includes:
• Defining and directing implementation of enterprise-wide security architecture and security controls for the technology infrastructure and business applications.
• Offering professional risk assessment and expert advice to help business make informed decisions in risk mitigation.
• Ensuring there is effective management of all types of information risk within Luxembourg, working with external regulators and other bodies, as required, on all information security related matters
• Maintaining constant engagement with the Group and Regional ISR to effectively leverage the Group knowledge and resources in addressing Luxembourg specific challenges

Professional Skills and Experience;

• Have an expert and extensive knowledge of Information Security Risk and Operational Risk to face off appropriately to the different risk managers in Luxembourg, the HSBC Regional hub or HSBC Group and also external parties. 
• Experience in dealing with complex matters by adopting a pragmatic approach, identifying core requirements from both a security and a business perspective and translating them into simplified activities that address the problem.
• Experience in Information Security Risk management processes
• Understanding of the Risk characteristics of key products and channels.
• A change agent who is not afraid to change the status quo in order to drive ISR strategy.
• Be able to implement a vision and strategy for risk capability across the Businesses and Functions in country and communicate to key stakeholders including local ExCo and Region/Group.
• Managing and coaching high performing teams.
• Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills and the ability to understand and articulate complex concepts in ordinary language to a large multicultural audience
• Track record of delivering projects or assignments in tight timeframes with minimal supervision
• Comfort in dealing confidently with management at the most senior levels of the Group
• University-level qualifications in Banking or Audit would be an advantage.
• Professional related security qualifications preferable such as CISM and CRISC.
• Excellent knowledge of Word and Excel
• Fluency in English required, French and/or another European language desired


If you want to work in our challenging and multicultural environment and be part of a global team, please send your application letter and curriculum vitae (in English) to:

HSBC in Luxembourg strives for true diversity in its workforce and as such we are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we will acknowledge your application only if we wish to proceed to interview. If you have not received a response within 4 weeks your application has not been successful.

Please also note that every selected candidate will have to provide us with a valid criminal record check in due time.