Our client, a leading Islamic bank in the UAE is currently searching for an experienced and hands-on Head of Credit to join their dynamic team to lead, guide and monitor the risk team to ensure strategy, policies and credit controls are implemented and maintained across the bank.

The role

- Implementing, monitoring and managing the approved risk strategy and policy of the bank and to measure, monitor and control credit risk in the concerned areas
- Direct and oversee all corporate, retail, remedial and credit administration functions whilst preserving a high quality client portfolio
- Ensure adequacy the credit coverage and provisioning of relevant portfolios
- Liaise with external stakeholders such as ratings agencies, corporate clients, auditors, law firms and regulators and internally be a senior manager within the business, leading the Retail, Corporate and SME business
- Conduct evaluation and approve/decline of credit applications/proposals and propose to Management Credit Risk Committee. Recommend enhancement of credit policies and procedures as required

Client requirements

- At least fifteen to twenty years of progressive experience in credit related positions with medium to large banks or financial services firms. Islamic banking experience is advantageous
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Strong management and leadership skills and has the ability to manage a team of employees with a broad range of experience and technical skills
- Diplomatic and professional approach in highlighting issues