Do you want to lead our transformation from traditional financial services into Crypto business?
AKJ is a rapidly expanding global conglomerate that is leading the transformation of finance. Our network of companies has driven change within financial services since 1995, and today we serve hedge funds and institutional clients in 35 countries around the world.
We believe that the financial services industry is undergoing massive change, and we have been setting the standard by reorienting ourselves as a token-driven, crypto-focused enterprise. Our core product – a turnkey, tier-one hedge fund solution for fund managers – has been redesigned for the digital assets sector. We are market leaders, but we believe that we are just getting started. AKJ also provides brokerage and prime brokerage services.
AKJ Trading and Systems Hub conduct all trading product development across all platform entities in our ecosystem. The CEO manages all operations and procedures to run the Trading product for both Crypto and Traditional funds, and leads three strong divisions; 1) Traditional and Crypto trading operations, 2) Commercial Product Development, 3) Software development and architecture. Today the AKJ Trading Hub is continuously growing and employs approximately 30 people, partly in Norway and partly in Romania.
CEO – AKJ Trading and Systems Hub
The leadership role
The mission of our new CEO is to ensure that the Trading and Systems hub is perceived as a highly accommodating provider for clients, and a cool place to work for employees. In order to succeed the CEO needs to meet our current clients` expectations as well as transforming the Trading and Systems Hub from delivering traditional financial products and trading services into a full stack digital crypto technology driven business.
If you are ready to take on this leadership challenge, the following key responsibilities are waiting for you:
- Think aggregation model, assembly line, automation and standardization to operate trading.
- Know your numbers and communicate them regularly with the Board and our Executive Management Committee.
- Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements in close cooperation with our corporate compliance and risks departments.
- Build a high performing leadership team with strong commitment and accountability
- Win, keep and grow your people to perform world class and develop into greater roles and responsibilities.
- Serve as a Director of selected group companies, as directed by the Board.
The most wanted candidates have already been successful leaders in the financial services industry and have deep insights in the future trends and business challenges in our industry. You are probably an executive today and perceive yourself as “future fit” for the fintech evolution and the world of digital assets. We believe that you have had P&L responsibility and carry experiences from leading transformation projects and digitalization processes, including several of the following qualifications:
- A master’s degree in business, industrial economy, IT or similar.
- A deep insight in the financial services industry and a strong interest in the evolving digital assets space.
- Experience as a business director in traditional finance/trading
- A firm understanding of the Norwegian regulatory landscape and requirements including regulations such as UCITS, AIFMD and MIFID.
- International experience
We are looking for people who seek challenges, see opportunities and find ways to realize them. We appreciate leaders with integrity, people focus and business acumen. We dare to fail, learn from each other and value high performance and success – together.
Our value proposition to you
We believe it is easier to develop a new financial industry using blockchain than to reform the existing one. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an ambitious and fast-paced team aiming to disrupt the financial industry.
This challenge may be a “once-in-your-career” opportunity. You will be given the trust and tools to lead the digital transformation of AKJ and thus create the foundation for the disruption of our industry. You will also be given the privilege of leading high performing functional and digital leaders and experts in the Trading and Systems hub. You will lead a truly diverse and international team of professionals. Your responsibility is tremendous – your results will be visible - and your package will be competitive.
The CEO will be located at our offices in the scenic and central Tjuvholmen area of Oslo.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact our recruitment partner at Head4More, Jan Petter Halvorsen (+47 952 99 077). Show interest in the position by applying via www.head4more.com before 20th May. All inquiries are treated confidentially.
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