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Deputy Chief Risk Officer, Nordea Hypotek AB

Stockholm, SE, 112 51

Job ID:11041 


We are looking for an experienced risk professional with a strong analytical mind and excellent stakeholder management skills to join Nordea Hypotek’s risk control function as deputy Chief Risk Officer, reporting directly to the company’s Chief Risk officer.    

At Nordea, we’re committed to being a partner that our customers and society can count on. Compliance and integrity go hand in hand. Joining us means you’ll have a significant impact on how we manage risks within Nordea Hypotek. With us you’ll be in good company with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, grow and make your mark on Nordea’s risk management. 


About this opportunity

You’ll join Nordea Hypotek, which as a fully owned subsidiary of Nordea Bank Abp, is responsible for Nordea’s mortgage financing of household and corporate customers in Sweden. We are also the Product Responsible Unit for Swedish mortgage loans and ancillary products for household customers and Nordea Hypotek participates in the Group’s funding activities, mainly by issuing SEK-denominated covered bonds. 

Hypotek’s risk control function is responsible for providing an effective oversight of the holistic risk picture to the company’s Board of Directors, Board Risk Committee and CEO. To ensure that all risks faced by the company, i.e. credit risk, liquidity risk, market risk, operational risk, model risk and capital risk, are effectively managed, the risk control function performs a multitude of monitoring and control activities and engages with various stakeholders across the Group. 

As deputy Chief Risk Officer you will take active ownership of driving and further developing the risk control function together with the Chief Risk Officer and colleagues in Hypotek and the wider Nordea Group. You will play an essential role in ensuring that the legal entity perspective is appropriately reflected in Nordea Hypotek’s risk management framework and corresponding processes. 

What you will be doing:


  • Provide independent oversight and control of Nordea Hypotek’s material risks and the implementation of the risk management framework
  • Provide reports to Nordea Hypotek’s executive management, the company’s board of directors and the Swedish FSA (Finansinspektionen).
  • Build and develop a wide network of stakeholders across all three lines of defence to further improve risk management in Nordea Hypotek and ensure alignment on strategic goals
  • Maintain and further develop processes and activities of the risk control function
  • Support Nordea Hypotek in enhancing the company’s risk culture 
  • Advice and challenge managers and employees in risk matters 

You will join a company of highly skilled, dedicated and experienced professionals. 

The role is based in Stockholm.

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.

To build a successful career with us, you’ll work well with others and always act to deliver value and you take active ownership of your tasks, communicate effectively with stakeholders at different seniority levels, are curious, analytical and eager to try new things. You’re thorough and committed to the task, taking responsibility while maintaining high professional standards of communication (both written and spoken) and you possess excellent stakeholder management skills. You adapt to change and manage your time effectively. You´re willing to bring your ideas to the table and listen to those of others. Furthermore, you’re honest, dependable and able to speak up even when it’s difficult and you’re passionate about doing a great job and exceeding expectations.

Your profile and background:


  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in risk management or internal audit
  • Highly motivated and proactive with passion for risk management
  • You take ownership of assignments and see them through to completion
  • You possess a strong understanding of processes, procedures, controls and regulations
  • You maintain strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with other professionals and top management
  • You are a flexible team player who is able to work both independently and in cooperation with others, with the drive to achieve high quality deliveries 
  • You have an analytical and fact-based approach driven by curiosity and creativity combined with an eagerness to increase your competencies in risk management
  •  Fluent in English and Swedish (written and spoken)
  • A relevant university degree


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 28/08/2022.


For more information, you’re welcome to contact Jan Hoppe, CRO at Nordea Hyoptek, +46 727 33 46 00,

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are. 

Department:  Credit and Risk management

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