Jörgen Persson

Associate Vice President and Head of CRO Office

Trångsund, SE

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Experienced Risk and Compliance Nerd. I bring to the table a long, diverse and in my humble opinion a rather unique background and set of acquired competencies from working within risk and compliance in the regulated global FinTech, RegTech and traditional financial space for fifteen years, including on executive level.

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Work experience

Oct 2020 - Present


Associate Vice President & Head of the CRO Office

Head of the CRO Office function, and deputy Chief Risk Officer, in the independent second line Risk Management Function of a highly regulated fintech company. In my role I am the head of an international team of six skilled and talented risk management experts where responsibilities include: ▪ Developing and maintaining the risk framework comprising all major financial, non-financial and capital risk strategy, appetite, limit and control and governance. ▪ Establishing and maintaining governance, structure and principles and framework for risk management, risk assessment, monitoring and control, improving risk culture and awareness, including ensuring risk management tools and systems. ▪ Advice and support the operations and supporting functions in strategy and management of risk, f.e. in risk assessments, process design, implementations for management of risks related to strategic- and regulatory driven change initiatives and projects, internal training, risk plans, risk committee, forum and councils management. ▪ Change owner, stakeholder and/or risk lead in key strategic initiatives, f.e. risk systems cloud migration, new and/or updated products and markets ▪ Model validation office, internal and external validation and maintaining the model risk framework. ▪ Efficient, automated and correct regulatory, risk and management reporting.

Apr 2019 - Oct 2020

MFEX Mutual Funds Exchange AB

Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

Global Head of the Risk Control function in a complex multi-national regulated fintech/regtech company. Risk Control is a strong and independent second line of defense function developing and maintaining the risk framework and risk culture. As CRO I reported directly to the Board of Directors as well as to CEO. I was responsible for the function and an international team of professionals also reporting to their respective local BoD and executive management. Responsibilities include: ▪ Developing and maintaining financial, non-financial and capital risk strategy, appetite, limit and control and governance. ▪ Establishing principles and framework for ERM, risk management, risk assessments, monitoring and control, risk culture and training. ▪ Ensure implementation of significant risk management processes e.g. incident management, new-product-approval process (NPAP), Key Risk Indicators (KRI) , risk assessment and internal control as well as the coordination of the ICLAAP (internal capital and liquidity adequacy assessment process) for group and subsidiaries. ▪ Advice and support the business areas and supporting functions in risk strategies and efforts for understanding and managing risk in an efficient and regulatory compliant manner.

Nov 2015 - Mar 2019

Klarna Bank AB (publ)

Compliance Officer

Second line of defense advice, support and monitoring services for global and local management concerning regulatory compliance, e.g KYC, AML/CTF, anti-corruption, conflict-of-interest, outsourcing, business conduct, ethics, whistleblowing, ethics, compliance risk management as well as managing communication with the SFSA. Responsibilities included: ▪ Implementing and maintaining the global Compliance Monitoring and Testing programme. ▪ Assessing regulatory compliance risks of all new and updated products, services, market and initiatives. ▪ Compliance training of managers and new employees.


Jul 2012 - Nov 2015

Coca-Cola Enterprises

Senior Manager Risk, Control and Compliance

Responsible manager for the Scandinavian operations regarding Enterprise Risk Management, business ethics, compliance, risk management and internal control, SOX, Business Continuity Management and process transformation. Key stakeholder for the identification and management of risk in major business transformation projects e.g. SAP implementation and finance transition projects.

2007 - Jun 2012

TeliaSonera AB

Global Internal Control Coordinator

Responsible for the definition and implementation of the Internal Controls strategy, vision and methodology in the global broadband business area and for all head-office processes e.g. treasury, AP, AR, procurement, accounting and book closing, forecasting, budgeting.


2005 - 2007

Ernst & Young

Management Consultant

Multilateral experience from management consulting in service offerings internal controls, internal audit, fraud investigation, risk management, corporate governance and performance improvement.

1999 - 2001

ONOFF Sverige AB

Store Manager

Responsible for operations, budget and overall work environment for >10 staff. Increased revenue by 40% and the store was consequently awarded store-of-the-year


2001 - 2005

Stockholm School of Economics

M. Sc, Economics

M Sc at Stockholm School of Economics

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