Head, Information Technology

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • 04 Aug 17

Dual role with country responsibility and leading the entire Wholesale banking IT for the region, working closely with Wholesale banking CEO and leadership team.


  • Plan, manage and supervise the day-to-day IT operations for CIMB Bank Singapore Branch Technology Partner to the regional Wholesale bank, Group Asset Management & Investments and Private Bank by defining and delivering holistic solutions and capabilities into business that is compatible with business priorities.
  • Participate in the development of IT strategic plan to align with the strategic and tactical goals of the business plan.
  • Provide leadership and alignment in regional efforts to promote shared services to rationalise and consolidate IT resources.
  • Participate in the identification and evaluation of new technological developments and gauging their appropriateness for the business.
  • Manage risk especially operational risk, as part of the enterprise-wide risk management framework, and enhance internal control system within the unit.
  • Provide leadership in the management of IT services and operations.
  • Oversee the development, design and implementation of IT projects and strategic initiatives.
  • Plan and manage IT financial and operational budget.
  • Participate in management meetings and provide technical direction.
  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with business units and key vendors.
  • Ensure effective utilisation of manpower and responsible for monitoring operating cost effectiveness for the department.
  • Supervise the IT staff through proper coaching and support to ensure that they adequately discharge their responsibility.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Group IT policies and procedures to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of IT services and operations.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements.


  • A recognized Degree with 15 years’ experience in managing an IT department in banking industry.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Possess a high degree of diplomacy and tact in managing issues and difficult situations.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Mature thinking, analytical and proactive with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to motivate and guide team to work together to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with internal and external parties.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.