We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Managing Director to lead the setup of a new Microfinance business in Laos. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in setting up micro/nano finance in emerging or established markets.
Develop and implement a strategic plan for the microfinance business in Laos, including market research, product development, and growth strategies.
Lead the setup and registration of the new business, ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements and laws in Laos.
Hire and manage a team of professionals to ensure efficient and effective operations of the business.
Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, investors, regulators, and partners.
Ensure that the business operates within the approved budget and meets the established financial targets.
Oversee risk management and compliance, including credit risk, operational risk, and regulatory compliance.
Provide regular reports to the Board of Directors on the performance of the business, including financial reports, risk management reports, and operational reports.
Ensure that the business is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, including anti-money laundering and anti-corruption laws.
Represent business in the local and international community, including industry events and conferences.
Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, economics, or related field.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in microfinance, banking, or financial services, including experience in a senior management role.
Experience in setting up and managing a new business in other emerging or developed markets is highly desirable.
Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective business strategies, and manage a P&L.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as needed.
If you are a highly motivated and experienced leader with a passion for microfinance and a desire to make a positive impact in the community, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and rewarding environment.
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