Kuala Lumpur, MY

L&H Governance Manager

Are you passionate about the various L&H Re lines of business and the full Reinsurance value chain? Are you self-motivated, ambitious and passionate about Governance topics? Are you willing to demonstrate performance culture in your daily activities?  

If yes, then we have an opportunity for you in our global Operational Resilience & Governance L&H Re team! 

In this role, your main responsibility is to act as first point of contact for your business partners related to all their operational, Compliance and financial risk topics. This means working closely with business partners across the process value chain to continuously improve their risk and compliance framework!  

We believe in collaboration. We are looking for someone willing to partner with a broad network of professionals. You will have the opportunity to actively exchange knowledge, collaborate and support global initiatives.  



Your main activities in particular:  

  • You maintain and improve the risk control framework of Reinsurance Life and Health businesses.  
  • You partner with business leaders to maintain a robust risk and control framework that is fit for purpose now and in the future. 
  • You advise business on any operational risk or governance matters (e.g. operational events/ issues reporting, audit etc)  
  • You innovate and drive ideas to improve risk culture as well as spot issues early and fix them  
  • You express your concerns openly and in a balanced fashion. 
  • You drive identification of any potential gaps in controls and identification of areas for improvement or simplification while ensuring consistency between the regions and teams (global perspective).  
  • You lead or contribute to governance workstreams of key group projects related to process or control improvements 
  • You stay calm, focused and resilient in difficult times, providing partners with clarity on a way-forward. 
  • You collaborate with all the assurance functions to drive greater value for the 1st line while ensuring a good governance framework. 
  • You develop and use process maps to visualize end to end processes, controls and risks.
  • You use data analytics and visualizations to highlight concerns and for monitoring. 


About the Team: 

The Operational Resilience & Governance Team sits under Business Excellence L&H Re. The team is diverse, global and delivers on a wide range of business objectives. We are an integrated unit that aligns governance, regulatory compliance, risk management, and internal control efforts to create a comprehensive and cohesive approach to managing operational, and legal & compliance risks.



About You:  

  • Insurance/reinsurance operational experience of 3 years or more, good L&H expertise and/or Swiss Re company knowledge is an asset  
  • Deep knowledge of three lines of defence concept  
  • Ability to deal positively with ambiguity and many diverse topics 
  • Ability to connect the dots end-to-end and build effective working relationships with stakeholders across markets/ different functional areas 
  • A strong sense of ownership for timely and high-quality delivery with customer focus  
  • Outstanding teammate with strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Experience in leading projects and change initiatives 
  • Experience in driving improved use of data to manage risks is a plus 
  • University degree or equivalent business experience 
  • Fluent in English; proficiency in other languages (APAC region) is an advantage 



About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.



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