IT Governance Specialist (Ascend Money)

location_on Bangkok

About the role

We are looking for an IT Governance Specialist to be part of the Technology Operation team who will play a crucial role in developing and implementing effective IT governance frameworks, policies, and procedures. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to assess risks, ensure compliance, and drive continuous improvement in our IT systems and processes. This role requires a strong understanding of IT governance principles, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly evolving startup environment.


  • Develop and implement IT governance frameworks, policies, and procedures that align with industry best practices, regulatory requirements, the company and technology team objectives.
  • Design and implement controls and mitigation strategies to address identified risks and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify and document IT governance goals, objectives, and key performance indicators (KPIs) that align with the company and technology team strategic direction.
  • Collaborate with IT and business stakeholders to balance business agility and IT risk.
  • Coordinate and participate in audits and assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of IT governance controls and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations.
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of IT governance controls, identify areas for improvement, and recommend appropriate remediation actions.
  • Regularly review existing policies and procedures to identify gaps and areas of improvement.   
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of emerging trends, technologies, and regulatory changes that could impact the company’s IT operations and governance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Information Systems, or IT related field.
  • At least 5 years of work experience and 2 years in IT governance, risk management, or IT audit.
  • Strong knowledge of IT governance standards and frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL, ISO 27001, etc.
  • Solid understanding of cyber security principles and data privacy regulations.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to present complex IT concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Analytical mindset with strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Proven project management and leadership skills.
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies and their governance requirements.
  • Experience in a startup or tech-oriented environment.

If you are passionate about IT governance and want to make a significant impact in a dynamic startup environment, we would love to hear from you!