Regional Head of Financial Crime Compliance Assurance – MENA | HSBC United Arab Emirates

Job Details:
Role Purpose
Develop, install and lead the operation of the Regional Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Functional Assurance Framework, including relationship managing the Regional Assurance interface with regional business colleagues and lead / oversee Assurance Reviews on behalf of RCO MENA.
Role & Responsibilities
*.Develop and communicate strategy, standards, systems and policies on FCC topics regionally and to assist the RCO in the communication of the strategic operational objectives of the Global FCC function.
*.Work with senior business managers in the discharge of their FCC responsibilities, and contribute to the reporting on a regional basis to the Board, HBME Audit Committee, MENA Risk Management Committee and MENA ORIC.
*.To lead, manage, advise, guide and support the Regional FCC team as well as provide advice and guidance to FCC Country Heads and teams within the region.
*.Build close relationships with Group Compliance, GBCOs and other regional assurance teams across the Group.
*.Implementation of the Global FCC assurance framework, by developing and consistently implementing on a regional basis Group standards, policies and procedures governing internal assurance of the FCC function and its adherence to the Functional Target Operating Model and industry best practice. This to be achieved by directly managing a team within Regional FCC with regional oversight, and ensuring consistency of assurance approach across each country in the region and Global Business lines.
*.Ensure that the banks exposures to Financial Crime and reputational risks is managed, in a commercially sensitive, practical and cost effective manner.
*.Discharge the relevant accountabilities as set out in the Group Standards Manual and Legal & Compliance Functional Instructional Manual.
*.Assist the Regional Head FCC and the Global FCC function in managing all material compliance and reputational issues involving the Group that arise.
*.Use expertise and experience to drive the direction of any functional/geographic reports or the Regional FCC function, as appropriate.
*.Support the Regional Head of FCC in the provision of reports on a region wide basis to the Board, Audit Committee, RMC and ORIC and, where appropriate, to regulators on FCC and reputational matters.
*.Ensure that the Regional Head of FCC and the GMO Assurance team are appropriately advised of material compliance and reputational matters.
*.Assist the Regional Head of FCC in working effectively with the JFSC and, where appropriate, the UAE Central Bank and principal regulators and industry bodies on MENA FCC matters so as to ensure that the Group’s interests are represented and professional and positive relationships are fostered.
Knowledge & Experience
*.Seasoned professional with experience in one or more senior compliance roles
*.Extensive knowledge of the HSBC Group structure, its business and personnel, and a deep understanding of HSBC’s corporate culture is an advantage.
*.Significant experience in the financial services industry.
*.Lateral thinker with an ability to interpret and solve complex issues.
*.Well-developed leadership skills.
*.Excellent communicator with strong inter-personal and influencing skills.
*.Experience developing an assurance model and developing/leading a review team.
*.Experience in leading assurance work in a complementary discipline e.g. Audit would be an advantage...
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