Chief Technology Officer

  • Experience level : Senior
  • Activity : Group
  • Office : Geneva

The Chief Technology Officer leads IT Operations and IT Transformation teams in the Bank, heading three IT departments : IT Operations, Transformation and Data & Development.

The incumbent oversees the whole technological landscape for the Bank, ensuring a high level of availability for operating system, data compliance and governance. She/he is in charge of maintaining the IT Master plan and acting as program director for the IT Strategy program. She/he is responsible of the implementation and maintenance of information security as a first line of defense, in collaboration with the Chief Security Officer.

The CTO is also in charge of all technological transformation aspect from evergreening to main transformation programs.

Reporting directly to the COO, the CTO is a member of the COO Management Team.

Your missions
  • Design and lead the Bank IT Strategy to support business and financial objectives
  • Lead IT Strategy program and oversee the Bank IT project portfolio
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team to set clear priorities and goals for IT management and production, balancing the long-term and immediate needs
  • Manage and coach the IT department Heads
  • Oversee IT Production and IT Support
  • Diagnose and analyze risks related to the IT production
  • Oversee data security, management and Governance
  • Manage IT overall budget
  • Ensure that the Bank Technology and Data respect regulatory framework
  • Manage and maximize partnership with external providers
  • Assess whether new technologies are appropriate for the company to implement
  • Ensure technologies currently in use are efficient and propose/make changes wherever necessary
  • Maintain/develop network and relationship with pairs in the industry and with local companies
Your profile


  • Master’s degree in management, information technology or equivalent
  • MBA or other relevant post-graduate degree is a plus
  • Current relevant Professional Certification is an advantage, e.g. in Program Management, Project Management, Microsoft Certifications (Togaf, ITIL, etc.)

Professional experience

  • At least 10 years of experience in information technology at senior management level including program management, of which at least 3 years of CTO experience ideally within the financial industry
  • 2 years of experience on Microsoft Azur technology

Professional competencies

  • Strong understanding of Microsoft technologies, especially Azur and O365
  • Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy
  • Excellent understanding of the Private Banking industry
  • Proven track record in dealing successfully with change initiation and management preferably in entrepreneurial-type environment(s)
  • Ability to steer program and committees
  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Knowledge of IT production frameworks such as ITIL
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Ability to manage project portfolio
  • Knowledge in change management
  • Understanding of Private Banking sector

Personal competencies

  • Solid leadership abilities to manage through feedback and coaching, leading to develop his/her staff
  • Excellence on project management with hands on approach, making decisions effortlessly
  • Competitive drive and energy for delivery with results orientation
  • Strong organizational skills and pragmatism with the ability to anticipate
  • Strategic thinking with the ability to organize and lead change
  • Critical thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to balance business interests with risk
  • Proven ability to manage resources (budget, internal staff, consultants, systems, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills, enthusiastic and persuasive including solid executive communication ability
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in French and English and ability to conceive and document clear governance principles
  • Solution-oriented with problem-solving aptitude
  • Sponsorship and coach-oriented capabilities​​​​​​​

Language requirements

  • Fluent in French and English, German is a plus
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