Regional Head of Compliance - Middle East

Regional Head of Compliance - Middle East

Amazon
7-10 years
Not Specified

Job Description


Amazon Payments Services (APS) is looking for a dynamic and innovative Regional Compliance Officer to lead the local Compliance teams covering the GCC and relevant countries where we currently operate in. APS mission is to make payments smarter, reliable and safe for every business. This position is critical to support the growth of APS through the development and implementation of compliance strategies and relevant policies while guaranteeing sustained regulatory compliance.
The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the APS Compliance Program, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and payment services compliance. This role will include a broad set of cross-functional responsibilities to ensure that all personnel are properly trained, processes are scalable, and metrics are accurately reported.
Core Duties and Key Strategic Objectives
. Develop and establish AML & CTF framework, compliance policies and procedures and update in line with global regulatory requirements
. Proactively identify situations that may pose significant compliance risk and guides management in the development/reviewing/updating of relevant policies, procedures and business practices
. Undertake reviews and analysis of new regulatory developments, articulating how these developments impact business activities
. Participate and collaborate in compliance advisory and integration projects, including new business launches, as well as conduct compliance assessments and define requirements as needed for the approval of business projects and initiatives such as new product development and changes to existing products
. Oversee and manage board and regulatory reporting, including requests from regulators, and manage compliance with consumer protection requirements
. Report directly to the APS Board and the Regional Head of Compliance in EMEA, all relevant compliance issues through periodic reports as well as escalating any key or high risk compliance issues
. Collaborate with internal first and second line teams (Risk, Governance, Operations, Registration and the Business) to identify steps necessary to mitigate those regulatory risks and provide those recommendations in the form of clear business requirements
. Maintain good relationship with the operating countries local regulators.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
. Extensive experience of the financial industry within the countries APS is supporting, with proven experience of leading multiple compliance teams
. In-depth knowledge of anti-money laundering and payments regulation requirements in GCC and Levant countries.
. Excellent English and Arabic communication skills and writing skills
. Experience in partnering with and advising senior business clients, particularly in the context of a rapidly changing and growth oriented environment
. Strong problem solving, operational process and analytical skills
. Experience with regulators and the regulatory exam process in a financial institution
. High energy and creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work in a fast growth and changing environment
. Ability to work within a matrix environment and cross functionally with operations and technology functions
. Experience in working in close partnership with technology and engineers on product development
. 7+ yrs experience in Fintech, payments, e-commerce or banking focused on regulatory compliance, fraud risk management, operational risk management, information security, SAM, KYC, AML, sanctions, denied party screening, card scheme & local payment method or other related fields Direct experience with P2P, credit, prepaid, lending, e-commerce or payment gateway risk management Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, ability to translate concepts into clear steps and communicate to technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels Proven capability to work independently and continually calibrate priorities with minimal supervision Masters or Graduate degree Certification in compliance related area, such as ACAMS, CIPP, CRP or CRCM
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
. 7+ yrs experience in Fintech, payments, e-commerce or banking focused on regulatory compliance, fraud risk management, operational risk management, information security, SAM, KYC, AML, sanctions, denied party screening, card scheme & local payment method or other related fields Direct experience with P2P, credit, prepaid, lending, e-commerce or payment gateway risk management Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, ability to translate concepts into clear steps and communicate to technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels Proven capability to work independently and continually calibrate priorities with minimal supervision Masters or Graduate degree Certification in compliance related area, such as ACAMS, CIPP, CRP or CRCM

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