SM / Lead - Governance (Risk / Compliance)

Malaysia Permanent

Updated on 13/02/2021

  • Opportunity to step into a broader role within Governance
  • Organisation with robust governance infrastructure

About Our Client

The client is a very established conglomerate with interests in several businesses, including financial services. With strong leadership, sound strategy, prudent growth and ahead-of-the-market products and distribution channels, their business has grown steadily year-on-year. This has strengthened their market position and extended their global network/footprint in Malaysia, and also regionally. The group places a very high importance on governance and this priority is echoed across all the business stakeholders. They have over the year, built and maintained a very strong and robust governance function to support future business growth.

Job Description

Key Accountabilities:-

  • Assuming leadership role in overseeing governance and compliance functions at regional level, including providing advisory and supervision to the respective Head of Business
  • Establishing and maintaining constructive relationships with regulatory body and relevant institutions
  • Strategise the development of training strategy, including supervising training content and providing directions to ensure training collaboration between the L&D department and other product Subject Matter Experts
  • Advising the Group CEO, Board and senior management team on Governance, Compliance and Risk aspects where material
  • Digitalisation and automation of operational processes to scale up in line with business growth and increasing regulatory requirements
  • Managing compliance risks on a regional level as a control measure and ensuring replication (where applicable) across different countries and business lines
  • Formulation, revision and ongoing monitoring of compliance policies, procedures and framework
  • Maintaining and preserving repository of knowledge of organisation's compliance guidelines and documents.

The Successful Applicant

  • The successful candidate must have prior experience in leading a Compliance or Governance function of any regulated Financial Institution (including Risk Management leaders and professionals).
  • The role is open to Deputy Head of Head of a sub-unit division of Compliance ready to step up to take leadership role in a well resourced organisation with robust governance infrastructure and a team already trained and developed
  • Proven leader or manager with the ability to excel in execution in complex, grey and challenging situations
  • Experience with senior level and business stakeholder management, including interfacing with regulators and enforcement authorities
  • Demonstrated track record as a business partner, and success in striking balance between high growth business revenue and risk/compliance

What's on Offer

  • Established conglomerate with diverse businesses (including Financial Services)
  • Organisation with robust governance infrastructure
  • Highly competitive compensation and overall benefits package
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