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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Malaysia

Reports To: Managing Director

Location: Cyberjaya

Hours of Work: 9:00am to 6:00pm


Our Client is hiring a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a new cryptocurrency exchange in Malaysia. With the international expansion in blockchain, they aims to establish a cryptocurrency exchange that is fully compliant with the regulations aimed at correspondence of securities token.

Key Purpose of Role:

To lead a strong and vibrant “can do” organisation with a committed, motivated and passionate workforce. To instill and maintain a reputation for quality and customer service and a commitment to grow the business in the years ahead. To be focused on continuous improvement and use novel approaches to lead the organisation through a complex and ever-changing landscape, in pursuit of growth and diverse opportunities. To supervise and control all strategic and business aspects of the company, be the primary officer in the company and be responsible for giving strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success. To be a prudent manager and an inspiring leader with an ability to see the “big picture” in a variety of settings. To take responsibility for actions to enhance the company’s cash flow while keeping the human factor in perspective. To drive the company’s development and guide it towards long-term success. To build relationships with key strategic decision makers that ensure the exchange is at the forefront of people’s choices as a service delivery partner.


  1. Responsible for the overall success of the cryptocurrency exchange within the Malaysia market
  2. Manage business processes with goals of driving revenue growth, maximising profitability and delighting our customers
  3. Assess and advice on the impact of long term planning and introduction of new strategies
  4. Implement best practices in planning, management reporting and governance process
  5. Drive market leading top-line performance through working directly with customers in the market and across the organization
  6. Provide direction and leadership towards the achievement of the organisation’s philosophy, mission and strategy
  7. Make analysis of current efficiency of business processes and work on their improvement
  8. Represent the company as required, including attendance of industry events and public meetings
  9. Engage with regulators to represent the cryptocurrency exchange as the key operational leader within the region

Technical competencies/experience

  1. Compulsory – Minimum 3 years of experience in an executive leadership position
  2. Minimum 5 – 10 years relevant working experience in middle management of an institution in the capital market or previously a participant of a recognised exchange
  3. Bachelor’s Degree or MBA in Business, Finance, Consulting, Law or related field
  4. Proven experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing vision
  5. Strong understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles
  6. Leadership with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and system
  7. In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices
  8. Proven strong connections with industry related enforcements and financial institutions
  9. Demonstrable success and head of a key function with a track record of delivery against key goals and overcoming significant obstacles.
  10. Knowledge of profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow management and general finance and budgeting
  11. High proficiency in English
  12. Outstanding presentation and communication skills; demonstrated ability to be an outgoing spokesperson and relationship builder
  13. Ability to travel on a frequent basis
  14. Familiarity with blockchain and other cryptocurrencies will be advantageous
  15. If not a Malaysian citizen, a valid work permit to work in the region preferable


Behavioural Competencies:

  1. An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong sense of responsibility and very high level of integrity
  2. Ability to persuade and challenge management and improve the firm’s operating environment
  3. Ability to motivate and manage a team
  4. Proactive approach to all aspects of work
  5. Able to operate at senior level and command respect of senior stakeholders
  6. Friendly, transparent, articulate and driven to succeed.
  7. Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiations skills
  8. Professional and mature attitude
  9. Gets the job done

Location: Malaysia

Ref No: HCM194

Application Deadline: 01/31/2019

Type: Full time , Permanent

Salary Range: RM25,000 - RM30,000