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Head of IT Risk - AEGON

Locatie: The Hague

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Head of IT Risk

As the Head of IT Risk you will play an influential and visible role in further shaping IT risk management, not just within the second line function, but with an impact across the Aegon Group. In this role you will need to support and guide business and IT decision makers in adopting full ownership of IT risks, and implementing sound and comprehensive IT risk management strategies, policies, standards and practices.

As part of the Global Operational & Model Risk Management (OMRM) department at the Corporate Center of the Aegon Group, you will operate at the heart of a global function of an organization that is transforming fundamentally to a digital company in every business unit. This challenging environment requires a firm grasp of IT risk fundamentals and strong people management skills.
Key responsibilities:

  • Lead group level IT risk management oversight, risk methodology development and establishment of IT risk management good practices;
  • Ensure common direction between Risk, Compliance and Information Security functions, enabling business management to take ownership of risk decisions;
  • Coordinate independent IT controls testing and challenge of Aegon Group’s approach to information security, including cyber security;
  • Oversee and report upon the consistent implementation of IT risk management policies, including information security and business continuity policies;
  • Drive consistent and comprehensive group IT risk assessments and reporting of residual IT risk exposures, enabling senior management to make risk informed strategic, tactical and operational decisions.

To be successful in the role you will need strong people management skills to influence and educate colleagues at all levels in the organization. Additionally, your vision on good IT risk management practices should be rooted in experience with IT gained in a multinational environment.
Further, the preferred candidate has the following experience and competencies:

  • Experience with establishing a global IT risk framework and managing global programs within functional reporting lines (matrix structure);
  • Ability to balance business value and risks, matching IT security standards and business needs considering risk appetite and affordability;
  • An understanding of the key IT internal control, information security, compliance and regulatory standards and practices;

Finally, you feel comfortable working within different cultures, are willing to travel for up to ten percent of your time, and are fluent in English (both written and oral).

What we offer
Aegon aims to be an employer of choice in the financial services industry. As a global company, we offer excellent terms of employment, a very diverse and inspiring work environment, and development opportunities. Moreover we offer:

  • A monthly flexbudget of 16.7% of your monthly salary.
  • A good work/life balance including a minimum of 25 vacation days.
  • A commuting allowance.
  • An excellent pension plan and discounts on Aegon products.
Location: The Hague

Information and application:


Please send your application for Head of IT Risk at AEGON in The Hague including your CV via our website.

Job posted

02 oktober 2018
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More information:

Daniel Van Scherpenzeel
m. 06 2351 68 89

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