Independent Non–Executive Director/Board Member (Financial Services/Economist/Lawyers/Commercial/Investment Bankers/CEO), Cote

Location: Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), CDI, Ivory Coast
Date Posted: 27-06-2018
Reference Number: MIM
Job Description:
A leading pan – African, Commercial bank seeks to appoint Non – Executive Director to be based on the board of their Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Subsidiary. This individual will be appointerd to act on behalf of the shareholders in the overall interest of the Group and will be responsible for providing overall guidance and policy direction to the Groups’ Management.
Ideally, our client is looking for candidates with the following profiles: Economists, Financial Executives, Business Lawyers, Former Central Bank Officials, Former Commercial/Investment Bankers, Entrepreneurs, Business Managers handling their own businesses, Active or Former CEOs or Executives in sectors such as Oil, Water, Energy, Transport, Telecommunications
Trade Fairs Organizers/Managers, Prominent civil society personalities operating in the fields of good governance excluding active politics.
  • Will be responsible for acting on behalf of the shareholders in the overall interest of the Group and shall be accountable to shareholders.
  • Will be expected to exercise their business judgment to act in what is reasonably believed to be in the best interest of the shareholders, and to conduct themselves in their duties of care and loyalty.
  • Provide overall guidance and policy direction to the Groups’ management in;
  • Strategic direction
  • Policy formulation
  • Decision making: The Board acts as the ultimate decision-making body of the Group on behalf of shareholders
  • Oversight: The Board, on behalf of shareholders, is responsible for overseeing the management of the business and affairs of the Group and other oversight functions as may be determined by the Board from time to time
  • Performance: Non-Executive Directors should scrutinize the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor the reporting of performance.
  • Risk: Non-Executive Directors should satisfy themselves on the integrity of financial information and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible.
  • People: Non-Executive Directors are responsible for determining appropriate levels of remuneration of executive directors, and have a prime role in appointing, and where necessary removing, executive directors and in succession planning.
  • To fulfil their role, Non-Executive Directors will meet from time to time as a group.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Minimum academic qualification of an Undergraduate degree in a relevant field, a Post – graduate degree/master’s and higher would be desirable.
  • Extensive Financial Industry experience & Networks within the relevant market.
  • No political exposure.
  • Experience with Stakeholder engagement.
  • Local nationals will be preferred.
  • Individuals may not have any affiliations or conflicts of interest with the institution.
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Members of the Board are required to disclose their known interests that may conflict with their Board interests at the commencement of every fiscal year and at any time thereafter that such an interest arises. If Board members have interests that may conflict with specific Board interests, the Board Members should disclose and or declare their interest and they will be excused from the relevant Board or Board Committee deliberations and decisions.
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Michelle Muir
Senior Associate
CA Global Africa Recruitment 
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