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Data Governance Lead (CORPORATION)

Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire

Our client, a major bank in Europe, is seeking a Data Governance Lead to manage and support risk governance throughout the company. This role will lead challenging tasks to support information governance and business information security officers in divisions, governance over third-parties, governance support for regulatory inspections, and awareness of Risk Governance throughout the bank. The ideal candidate will have the ability to liaise with all business groups and other stakeholders globally to support new solutions and processes, as well as document and remediate outstanding issues. Candidates should have experience with regulatory standards including, but not limited to, NIST, CSF, ISO, GDPR, SOX, etc. Bachelor’s degree required. Send resumes to [email protected].

Job Description
The Data Governance Lead will lead challenging tasks to support information governance (IG) and the Business Information Security Officers in divisions, governance over third-parties, governance support for regulatory inspections and awareness of Risk Governance throughout the bank. This role will be particularly exciting and challenging because the Information Governance Team has been recently restructured to proactively respond to governance challenges.


  • Leads the ITBRC Information Governance team
  • Leads tracking, escalation and Governance reporting
  • Leads Governance Training and Awareness
  • Conducts Information Governance audits
  • Drives the development of governance principles over the regular assessment of Risk & Controls
  • Proactively responds to new trends in security, information risk and governance controls automation
  • Leads improvements to our overall governance, risk and compliance program
  • Leads the informing of leadership of issues resulting from risk analysis and determining potential solutions that are appropriate for the business
  • Interacts with business stakeholders to understand risks to effective governance over critical processes and support the definition of potential business impact
  • Determines governance over potential security weaknesses and develop creative ways to tackle challenges unique to the business
  • Maintains updated knowledge in the field of risk management and compliance to efficiently recommend governance for frameworks including NIST CSF, ISO, GDPR, SOX, etc.
  • Possesses understanding of the governance of qualitative vs. quantitative risk management and inherent vs. residual risk to support the determination, evaluation, and reporting on technology risk
  • Effectively engages stakeholders, business partners, and vendors to maintain an understanding of current governance over risks, new systems, and changes to the environment
  • Possesses understanding of security functions including Incident Management, Change Management, Identity and Access Management, and Vendor Security Risk Management
  • Recommends changes to foster effective governance within Policies and IT Security Standards by managing the governance over information security at the bank
  • Recommends change to guidelines for information security for alignment with the bank’s risk strategy and risk profile
  • Makes recommendations to improve the development and implementation of the information security program
  • Provides regular reports for management on the governance over information security program and its adequacy and effectiveness
  • Leads the compliance to and governance of security assessments
  • Stays current with industry, regulatory, and legal requirements relevant to information governance, security, compliance, and privacy
  • Writes technical documentation in English and keeps it updated


  • Bachelor’s degree in Management of Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Risk Management or Information Security or equivalent, with advanced degrees preferred
  • Significant experience in GRC implementation, processes, and practices
  • Prior experience in maintaining regulatory compliance through Risk Governance, Risk Controls Assurance, risk evaluation and controls assessments, records management, data and document classification, collaboration technologies and information lifecycle practices 
  • Experience with Industry Standards in Information Governance and experience in delivering IG training 
  • Familiarity or prior experience with RSA Archer, ARIS, Collibra, Informatica Risk Controls Assurance tools, ServiceNow GRC, Solix,, IBM Unified GRC, Talend, Clearswift IG Server, OpenText Enterprise Content Management,  or similar technologies
  • Familiarity with virtualization and cloud technologies  
  • Understanding of IT security principles
  • Fluent verbal and written English. You will be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, have a good eye for detail and ability to manage a busy workload
  • Experience leading teams of more than five individuals with strong interpersonal, presentation or public speaking communication skills
  • Information Governance, Risk or Security credentials such as IGP, CISSP, CSSLP, CIPPE, ITIL, CGRC  (all preferred, but not required)

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