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Head DA Strategy, Investment and Enablement

Standard Chartered Bank Singapore
Posted 3 days ago Permanent Competitive
Head DA Strategy, Investment and Enablement
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity , together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours . When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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The Role Responsibilities

As a leader in the Digital Asset CoE the Head of Strategy, Investment and enablement will support the Global Head, Digital Assets and senior leaders across the group engage ensure alignment with the group's stated Digital Asset Strategy. This leader will own and develop Digital Asset content for the group across the key issues in Digital Assets including SC's role in Digital Assets, Cryptocurrencies, Stablecoins, CBDCs, DeFi, Financial Crime, Sustainability and Technology. This role will develop the strategy for enabling SC as a Digital Asset organisation through talent acquisition, partnerships, investment, and education. This role will work with SC Ventures and Group Corporate Development on investments relating to Digital Assets to ensure strategic alignment and provide insight on potential investment targets. This role will also be responsible for directly supporting regional and country leadership teams on the Digital Asset agenda. Specifically supporting in the development of regional Digital Asset strategy across CPBB, CCIB and SC Ventures for Africa and the Middle East region.
  • Understand the Digital Asset market globally and be able to identify opportunities for Standard Chartered to develop new revenue streams; Foster relationships with industry players to support this.
  • Establish the strategic roadmap for engagement with Industry associations on Digital Assets and Coordinate across the group to ensure the appropriate representation by group experts in these discussions.
  • Work across business lines to understand commercial priorities and synergies across the group.
  • Work across business and ventures to develop content that builds Standard Chartered's brand and build commercial momentum.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the leadership team in Africa the Middle East in identifying and prioritising the commercial opportunity for Digital Assets for the region.
  • Simplify complicated ideas into actionable, measurable pieces and communicate those ideas to key stakeholders to generate buy-in
  • Drive support and collaboration for projects at all levels (senior and junior to you) and bring others to action
  • Develop processes in relation to strategy, investment, and enablement. For example, for regular review of public statements, the measurement of training completion and other processes to support Standard Chartered as a Digital Asset enabled bank.
  • Collaborate with Technology and Operations functions to ensure appropriate frameworks and operational infrastructure are in place to facilitate the execution of the Digital Asset strategy
People and Talent
  • Set an example across the group not only with respect to the Group Valued behaviours but also in terms of Digital Asset knowledge and engagement to reinforce a culture of excellence in Digital Assets.
  • Lead the growth of the Digital Asset community across the group and maximise the benefit of the Digital Asset virtual CoE through alignment across the group including supporting businesses and functions with talent acquisition.
  • Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values. Set appropriate tone and expectations, work in collaboration with risk and control partners.
  • Adherence to code of conduct prescribed by relevant authorities
  • Work with the AME leadership team by advising on the acquisition, retention, and development of talent in the region.
Risk Management
  • Effectively manage industry engagement globally and group content on Digital Asset Risk through collaboration with the DA Risk team and relevant PRTs.
  • Adhere to all Group Policies and relevant legislation covering credit, operational, reputational risk among others.
  • Commitment to Group Code of Conduct and act as a role model for Conduct
  • Timely completion of all mandatory e-learning, attestations, compliance requirements and requests for information.

  • Establish the appropriate governance for engagement in industry bodies, conferences, and forums with respect to Digital Assets.
  • Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.
  • Willingness to 'speak up' in the event of any realised or perceived breach of group conduct rules or laws by colleagues
  • Willingness to work with any local regulators in an open and cooperative manner.
Regulatory & Business Conduct
  • Engage with regulators, regulatory bodies and policy makers as required in support of the group approach to Digital Assets and the participation in industry debate relating to the regulation of Digital Assets.
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key Stakeholders
  • Global Head, Digital Assets
  • Global Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing,
  • Global Head, Reputational Risk
  • Group Corporate Development
  • SC Ventures
  • AME Business heads and country CEOs
  • CCIB, CPPB and Ventures CABM representatives.
  • Digital Asset SMEs
  • External Events, Partners and Industry Groups.
  • GPRA

Our Ideal Candidate
  • 8+ years of overall experience with 3+ years in Fintech or Crypto industry with the market knowledge of Digital Assets, Crypto and Web3.
  • Demonstrated experience with Venture Capital including fund raising, investing or establish ventures.
  • Demonstrable experience in Digital Asset events and industry content and dialogue including experience with media. Experience in taking interviews and hosting/participating in panels considered favourably.
  • Exceptional business writing skill is required especially in relation to client and regulatory communication.
  • Familiar with modern productivity tools, Teams, Slack, Trello, Mural, Jira, Confluence etc. (Symphony Favourable)

Role Specific Technical Competencies
  • Define Strategy
  • Facilitate Strategy
  • Venture Capital & Investment
  • Strategy & Business Model
  • Market Knowledge
  • Products & Processes
  • Business Partnering
  • Manage Change
  • Process Management
  • Business Writing & Communication

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Job ID  2200013803
London, United Kingdom
85000 Employees Corporate Banking
We’re an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we’ve worked to make a positive difference for our ...
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