Head of Financial Security Compliance Domain APAC

BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career opportunity in an international, challenging business environment characterized by high pace and diversity with focus on creating valuable relations with our customers. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package and also an excellent work environment where you’re valued as part of our team!

About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific ( www.apac.bnpparibas )

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 15,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.

BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career opportunity in an international, challenging business environment characterized by high pace and diversity with focus on creating valuable relations with our customers. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package and also an excellent work environment where you're valued as part of our team!

* excluding partnerships

Position Purpose

The Head of Financial Security ("FS") Compliance Domain APAC is accountable for the management of the FS Domain across Asia Pacific, covering specifically Sanctions & Embargoes and Anti-Money Laundering / Countering the Financing of Terrorism ("AML/CFT") matters. Additionally this role is responsible for providing information and support to the regional head of PE and the PE Domain for the effective deployment of the Anti-Bribery and Corruption ("ABC") framework across APAC.
The Head of FS APAC is in charge of the development and maintenance of a sound partnership with Business Lines, as well as the animation of the FS community in APAC.
The Head of FS APAC represents the APAC region for FS matters in front of Group Operational Perimeters ("OP") and Business Lines.
Note : a reference to FS in this job description also includes AML/CFT responsibilities

Responsibilities

General responsibilities
Organize a consistent and coherent roll out of Group Financial Security (GFS) policies and processes across APAC
Steer the FS function within APAC
Oversee FS activities in all BL and Territories in APAC
Relay the animation of the FS Community within APAC in accordance with the global animation strategy defined at Group level
Set the tone to develop a strong FS culture in APAC
● Maintain and report a consolidated view of APAC FS risks

Expert activities
● Advise on FS topics escalated by Territory / Business Lines FS Compliance Officers
● Ensure adherence to the Group escalation process in APAC for FS-related decisions and provide decisions/advisory as necessary in the execution of the decision framework
● Support heads of Business Lines in assessment of FS risk
● Advise on Group FS policies as necessary
● Adapt (as needed) and roll-out FS policies and processes in APAC
● Contribute to ensuring deployment of FS policies into operational procedures in Business Lines
● Organize regulatory watch on FS topics and ensure sharing of major topics with relevant stakeholders
● Adapt (if needed) and coordinate the deployment of FS Community Animation plans (trainings, expert seminars, etc...) in APAC

Managerial scope
● Oversee activities of FS officers in Business Lines and Territories
● Perform direct management of Regional FS team
● Contribute to recruitments and performance reviews of FS staff (incl. functional reports)
● Monitor the training roadmap of their teams
● Represent APAC in FS Committees as required
● Ensure application of a strong governance framework for FS in APAC and chair relevant FS Committees in APAC

Key Interactions
• Chief Compliance Officer APAC and APAC Compliance COO
• FS Compliance Officers & Correspondents in Territories and Business Lines within APAC
• Heads of Territories / Business Lines / Functions within APAC
• Other APAC Compliance Exco members in APAC
• FS stakeholders in Group OPs
• GFS Paris, GFS US, GFS Legal

Technical and Behavioral Competencies required

Technical skills
● General knowledge of the FS regulatory environment
● Knowledge of the Group, Business Lines and Compliance organizations
● Preferably IFSCO certified

Soft skills
● Method and rigor
● Ability to decide
● Interpersonal skills
● Collaborative approach
● Sense of the general interest
● Analytic skills
● Ability to summarize
● Managerial skills
● Strategic vision of the processes
● Capacity of initiative
● Dynamism and autonomy
● Ability to convince

Experience and Qualifications required

At least 15 years professional experience working in financial services, with at least 5 years in a Compliance leadership role managing teams across various locations, and with preferably at least 5 years' experience in advising on FS matters.

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