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CEO (Malaysia)

Location: Malaysia

Job Type: Permanent

Job Sector: Forex

Updated on: Tue, 14 Feb 2023 07:06:27 GMT

Salary: Salary open to negotiations

Our client is a Global Top 20 Broker that offers a Multi- Asset Investment Platform with offices around the world.  My client has strategic growth plans to move into the Top 5 within the next 2 – 3 years and they are looking to onboard a CEO who will be overseeing their Malaysian offices 

ONLY Candidates with very senior C-level executive /CEO experience within the Forex industry will be considered. 

About the company:

The client currently has 10 – 12 global licenses covering various jurisdictions and the Asia markets falling under the ASIC license. 

About the role:

  • The successful CEO will be responsible for Malaysia offices (approx. 100 staff) which is responsible for their Asian markets including Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong
  • The candidates will need to be based at the Malaysia offices and a full relocation package is covered by the company
  • The CEO needs to be a very senior C level executive with CEO experience and if they have experience in the Asian markets even better.
  • The role will be responsible for their Malaysia Hub and report to the CEO/Chairman of the group in Istanbul
  • The ideal candidate would have previously worked for one of the bigger international brokers with C level experience and who can bring this experience and develop the company into one of the top 5 brokers in the next few years.
  • This person will have excellent operational experience both in marketing and sales as he/she will lead the sales and operational teams, so less focus would be on someone coming from the Compliance background but more from sales/market development experience with CEO/General Manager/COO experience
  • The ideal candidate would be someone that is growth minded with a view on developing the business and thereby growing his/her value and overall earnings.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years of experience in forex/banking/brokerage industry at manager / director level
  • Experience in building and managing FX focused brokerage businesses
  • Good understanding of brokerage, trading, FX, risk management, online marketing and sales management
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Experience and understanding of different types of CRM and trading systems
  • Ability to function under pressure and in a multi-cultural environment
  • Good command of Microsoft Office, especially Excel

Job description:

  • Directly manage the country heads of the businesses in the region of responsibility
  • Direction and control of all commercial and operational aspects of the regions.
  • Managing the region commercially and operationally to maximise profitability whist ensuring quality, performance improvement
  • Development of budgets and strategies to achieve the growth plans
  • Development of organisational arrangements, systems and processes to enable the efficient and effective deployment of resources in line with and supporting the development
  • Developing annual operating plan and financial budgets and Implementation of approved budgets and plans
  • Implementation of group policies and procedures throughout the business 
  • Management control and support of the individual Business Units to ensure profit margins are achieved
  • Development and motivation of the branch teams, fostering a high level of cooperation with other senior managers
  • Development and achievement of collective goals (including regional goals) with fellow senior managers and regional support functions

Salary and benefits:

  • Lucrative and enticing for senior individuals 
  • An excellent bonus structure is included

To apply:

Please send your CV to StaffMatters at and mention that you are applying for the vacancy of CEO (Malaysia) with reference number 1188.
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