Shardeum and Ecosystem Job Openings


Regional Ops Lead



Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

OKX is a world-leading digital asset trading platform, providing advanced financial services to traders globally by using blockchain technology. OKX provides hundreds of token & futures trading pairs to help traders to optimize their strategy. We are also one of the top digital asset trading platforms by trading volume, serving millions of users in over 100 countries. OKX derivatives remains a top-notch venue globally and has a daily volume of approximately $10 billion and is widely recognized as the golden standard in the industry. We believe the blockchain technology will eliminate barriers to transactions, increase the efficiency of transactions across society, and eventually have a significant impact on the global economy. We strive to make innovative achievements that change the world and never stop to improve on our customer experience.

Key Responsibilities:

GBS Strategy and Planning:

  • Develop and execute the regional GBS strategy in alignment with the global GBS strategy and business objectives.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement (process, cost & service) and innovation within GBS processes.

Operational Leadership:

  • Lead a team of GBS professionals, providing guidance, mentoring, and support to achieve performance targets.
  • GBS point of contact for operations matter for the region
  • Ensure efficient and effective service delivery of the region, adhering to SLAs and KPIs
  • Drive process optimization and automation initiatives to enhance operational efficiency.


  • Build and lead a high-performing GBS team (remotely/onsite), fostering a culture of collaboration and accountability.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities for team members.

Process Excellence:

  • Implement best practices and continuous improvement initiatives to enhance operational efficiency and service quality.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders across business units to understand their needs and provide tailored GBS solutions.
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external clients to drive customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with regional business leaders and functional heads to understand their needs and align GBS services accordingly.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for regional stakeholders and ensure their satisfaction with GBS services.

Performance Metrics:

  • Align to global operations, define (when necessary), and track KPIs to measure GBS performance and regularly report on key metrics to senior management.
  • Take proactive measures to address any performance gaps and drive improvements.
  • Conduct monthly business review with stakeholders

Change Management:

  • Drive change management initiatives within GBS and support organizational change efforts across the region.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with regional and global regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Implement risk mitigation strategies and maintain a robust control environment.

Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, IT, Finance, or a related field. MBA or relevant advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in leading shared services or GBS functions, ideally with 6+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop teams.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strategic thinker with a track record of driving process improvement and automation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of regional business practices and regulations is a plus.
  • Fluency in English, and Arabic language

In summary, the GBS Regional Lead in Dubai is expected to:

  • Drive the GBS strategy, ensuring alignment with the organization's goals.
  • Deliver operational excellence, optimizing processes and reducing costs.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the GBS team.
  • Build strong relationships with regional stakeholders and act as a trusted advisor.
  • Maintain a high level of compliance and risk management within GBS operations.
  • Lead by example, demonstrating a commitment to the organization's values and ethical standards.