Head of Legal and Compliance - Financial Services

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Aston Carter
Muzayri‘, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Employment Type:
Full time
Sub Sector:
In-house Legal, Compliance Regulatory
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Job Description

Working within a wide-reaching role focused on managing the legal and compliance functions, but with exposure to the operational risk and quality control departments too, there are 4 key objectives to the role:

  • To contribute to the leadership and business strategy for the group
  • To ensure that business decisions are carried out in line with group risk appetite
  • To ensure an appropriate framework is in place to meet regulatory and legal requirements
  • To ensure there is an effective, long term quality control and continuous improvement process in place

Due to the nature of the role, candidates will need extensive experience as well as local expertise pertaining to the legal and regulatory requirements in the UAE, as well as a strong track record of building and managing relationships with UAE Financial Regulators.

Furthermore, candidates should have a strong network of legal and compliance professionals within the region and should be considered a reputable senior professional within the industry.

Due to the nature of the organisation's business - candidates should also have relevant commercial experience and knowledge of securitisation and syndication deals, and will ideally have worked as a legal counsel in the region.

This role will also involve reporting to the Board as well as other key, senior board committee on all legal and compliance matters, and as such candidates will need excellent articulation and communication skills, as well as the confidence and gravitas to manage senior stakeholders.

This is an excellent senior appointment with broad exposure across the business, and within a strategic role with great longer term opportunity.

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