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Regional Payment Risk Manager

UPI South East Asia’s office is seeking an experienced Payment Risk Manager (PRM) to act as UPI’s in-region authority of market and member fraud performance, insights and risk success measures. Risk partners with issuers, acquirers, merchants, processors and other stakeholders to ensure secure business growth, by mitigating risks to the UPI payment system. The PRM will also work collaboratively with multiple teams to execute the in-region payment risk initiatives.

The Payment Risk Manager will work closely with the UPI Headquarter Payment Risk Management Team and others to support stakeholders providing insights, consultative support and effectively managing key risks for UPI, and members, in the South East Asia markets, while balancing the member’s objectives and operational goals. Promoting member adoption of risk reduction strategies and tools, and providing input to and promoting UPI’s payment security roadmap in the South East Asia region.


· Providing fact-based market insights, trends and strategic thought-leadership to assist UPI members in managing their fraud risk, while balancing customer experience and operational metrics.

· Identifying in-market risks for UPI and ensuring they are considered for risk reduction actions internally, including executing in-country risk management programs.

· Building meaningful working relationship and acting as a liaison between members, local law enforcement, other payment schemes and UPI’s internal subject matter experts to monitor, investigate, report and mitigate payment risk.

· Contributing by creating and implementing risk management roadmaps for the market, and identifying new, creative “win-win” methods to reduce and mitigate payment system risk, fraud and cardholder data security risks.

· Working closely and guide the country’s leadership to evaluate new UPI members, to establish market and member plans, prioritizing activities, promote adoption of UPI’s fraud reduction services, tools and authentication solutions.

· Evaluating and improving risk control strategy of deployment of Digital products in coordination with members, and other UPI Departments.

· Providing regular training and updates to members, local payment risk associations, law enforcement, regulators on payment risk trends, incidents, best practices and statistical information.

· Responsible for training and implementing UPI Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism policies.


· Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, management information systems or related fields.

· Minimum 5 years of relevant risk or business analytics experience, preferably with a large financial institution.

· Solid understanding of payment technologies demonstrated aptitude to think creatively to identify new ways to approach common risk and data security problems.

· Experience in managing product risks and advising members in implementing risk mitigation strategies, policies and solutions.

· Ability to multi-task and pursue multiple initiatives simultaneously.

· Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills, excellent written, verbal communications skills and the ability to synthesize information and make clear, concise recommendations in English.

· The individual must be capable of leading meetings, delivering presentations and comfortably interacting with all levels of UPI management.

· The candidate must possess a high level of self-motivation, initiative and operate effectively as a team player.

· Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 30% - 40%.

UPI is a bankcard association established under the approval of the State Council and the People's Bank of China, and has become a central and pivotal part of China's bankcard industry. In partnership with more than 2600 institutions worldwide, UPI has enabled card acceptance in 183 countries and regions with issuance in 83 countries and regions.

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Job Location
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Date posted
April 18, 2024
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