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Cofounder/CEO Digital Mortgage - KSA (f/m/d)

Stryber AG

Stryber AG

United Arab Emirates
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Who we are

We are Stryber, the leading independent corporate venture and venture studio builder in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific 🚀

We build ventures and venture studios for renowned corporations and investment funds, helping them deliver substantial growth and drive shareholder value. Our latest endeavor is a cutting-edge Digital home financing venture in Saudi Arabia.

As CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of our Digital home financing venture, you will shape the future of our rapidly growing company. As a seasoned leader with experience in managing and scaling businesses in the financial sector or real estate, you will play a vital role in driving the success of our company.

The role of a CEO is dynamic, requiring a blend of strategic thinking, leadership, banking experience and a deep understanding of both the lending/mortgage domain as well as the ever-changing home buying scene.

As a passionate ambassador for our brand and vision, you will lead and build a high-performing team to achieve outstanding commercial and operations related KPIs. If you're ready to take the reins and drive our company to new heights, apply now.


As CEO, you fully responsible for the operations and the strategic partnership – building a great team, you will:

  • Set and communicate the company's strategic vision.
  • Drive overall company direction and growth
  • Manage and develop business functions such as sales, finance, risk management, talent management, compliance, and startup operations.
  • Set ambitious targets while staying on top of the company cash flow
  • Get your hands dirty in growing this from a few employees to hundreds
  • Implement efficient processes and monitor team performance.
  • Streamline operational workflows to enhance efficiency and customer experience.
  • Implement and maintain compliance measures to mitigate risks.
  • Secure funding and manage financial strategy.

Must-Have requirements and qualifications

You are among the 1% of people who are true entrepreneurs at heart! You have a strong burning desire to start your own company and are willing to take all the sacrifices and risks it comes with.

  • You are a Saudi National based in Saudi Arabia with significant senior-level experience in lending, real estate, banking or fintech
  • You have worked in a startup, ideally as a co-founder, or in a senior position in a fintech startup post series A
  • Strong financial background with a history of fundraising and managing financial strategies
  • You have strong knowledge and experience in scaling teams in a scale-up environment and building a healthy culture in which people thrive, grow and perform
  • Proven track record of setting and executing a strategic vision
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams and managing different stakeholders' expectations
  • Exceptional leadership skills, demonstrated by building and leading high-performing teams.
  • Effective communicator and empathic moderator even in the most difficult situations, able to calmly listen and be receptive for feedback
  • Comfortable making decisions in the face of ambiguity and not discouraged by the inevitable challenges along the way
  • Capable of solving every project challenge independently, taking full responsibility for the outcomes
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English and Arabic is a must
  • Bachelor degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • You are currently based in the GCC or you are willing to relocate to Riyadh, KSA

Nice to have

  • Strong understanding of relevant regulations and compliance issues in the financial sector from SAMA, specifically those related to Home Financing.
  • A strong banking background, with a deep related network

You are a superstar, if you:

  • Have previous work experience in a startup or have successfully executed your own startup or side project

Why you shouldn’t apply

  • You expect a competitive package from day one (this is a real entrepreneurial opportunity - it comes with an equity package, your salary will evolve with the status of the company)
  • You would not be fully committed for a long-term entrepreneurial journey

Let’s build a great startup together and create real impact within the region!