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Director, Risk Management Asia ex. Japan

Date Posted: Sep 29, 2021

Location: HK

Company: MetLife

Title:                    Director, Risk Management Asia ex. Japan

Reports To:        Head of Risk Management, Asia ex. Japan



The Regional Risk Management organization is aligned with and embedded in our businesses and helps ensure that our risks are appropriately identified, measured and managed.  The Regional Risk team ensures that risk is considered in developing our business strategies, and that risk management activities are adopted in all our business units.  The team also represents the businesses in enterprise discussions of risk, ensuring they have a voice, and that business realities are reflected in decision making.

This position serves as the Risk Manager for Asia excluding Japan in eight countries with the focus in market and product risk management.  Asia is MetLife’s second largest geographic region, with annual revenue of over $11 billion and operating earnings of $1.2 billion.  Asia operates in Japan, Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia, Nepal, South Korea and Vietnam.  These operations provide a key source of future growth for the company, and the region is integral to the company’s strategic focus on emerging markets. 


The Director, Risk Management Asia ex. Japan will be based in Hong Kong, and will report directly to the Head of Risk Management, Asia ex. Japan.

The jobholder will ensure that all of our material risks are properly identified, measured, understood, reported, monitored, and managed.  The successful candidate is accountable for establishing and maintaining a strong risk management framework and risk culture across MetLife’s operations in Asia for working locally/regionally to identify and resolve risk issues, and for proactively communicating regarding all risk issues both with local/regional leadership, and within Global Risk Management.


Major Accountabilities


  • Responsible for operations of ALM ex Japan working group
  • Provide input/guidance to the business to ensure appropriate overall governance is in place
  • Ensure alignment between local, regional and enterprise governance

Operate the Risk Framework

  • Ensure tools and processes are in place to identify and measure risks
  • Ensure risks are monitored and reported relative to the risk appetite and limits
  • Drive risk discussions, provide input, and ensure decisions are made regarding risk acceptance/mitigation

Business Partnership and Guidance

  • Foster a strong risk management culture in Asia, including effective training and communication
  • Actively participate in management of crisis situations as they arise
  • Communicate on all corporate risk programs and initiatives and on any risk issues identified within Global Risk Management.


Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the life insurance industry, regulation, and risk management framework
  • Experience in knowledge of the insurance markets in Asia
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to work with and influence others with different backgrounds and at different levels
  • Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in a finance-related field
  • FRM or CFA required


Preferred Qualifications

  • Financial, insurance product development or actuarial background
  • Knowledge in derivative instruments
  • Strong problem solving skills



  • Role is based in Hong Kong
  • Travel may be required


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



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MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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Requisition #: 119898