Head of Regulatory Compliance

  • Competitive
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Permanent, Full time
  • McGregor Boyall
  • 22 Oct 17 2017-10-22

Our client, a top tier bank based in Abu Dhabi is seeking a Head of Regulatory Compliance for their group level operations. Reporting to the Head of Compliance, the position is responsible for leading and managing the Regulatory Policies of the Bank.

The roles and responsibilities of the Group Head of Regulatory Compliance include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Ensure that all Regulatory Compliance risks are appropriately identified in a timely and proactive manner
  2. Ensure that the bank is aware of all emerging and existing relevant local and international rules, regulations
  3. Ensure that all relevant local and international rules and regulations that apply to the bank are maintained
  4. Provide sounds, accurate, accurate, practical and timely Regulatory Compliance advice to all of the banks units and support functions
  5. Manage strong regulatory compliance relationships with the relevant business units
  6. Provide SME guidance, input and support on all Regulatory Compliance issues to other compliance heads 
  7. Manage a team of Regulatory Compliance professionals and oversee their performance

The ideal candidate will have the following background:

  1. Minimum 15 years of experience in the area of compliance in a bank
  2. Strong knowledge and experience of all local rules, regulations, offical recommendations and standards that apply to banks in the UAE
  3. Strong knowledge of UN, EU, UK and US Economic Sanctions Laws
  4. Ability to lead, develop and motivate the Regulatory Compliance team in order to ensure delivery of all business objectives
  5. Fluent in Arabic and English