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Head Of Compliance And MLRO, DIFC
Full time at Michael Page International (UAE) Limited in Dubai, UAE

Head Of Compliance And MLRO, DIFC Full time at Michael Page International (UAE) Limited in Dubai, UAE

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Posted on May 10, 2021

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The role will lead the build out of a DIFC Compliance function for a large wholesale bank. Candidates will need to currently be engaged in a DIFC Compliance & MLRO function; we cannot consider candidates whose most recent & relevant experience is not in the DIFC.

Client Details

The client is a large global bank.


The role is responsible for setting up the compliance & MLRO function in the DIFC at a wholesale bank. This includes relevant policy formulation, setting up controls around compliance, managing the regulatory relationship with the DFSA and coaching staff on best practice compliance policies, procedures & behaviour. Any prior experience gained as a data protection officer in conjunction with compliance & MLRO duties is a plus.

A total of 12+ years' of experience which will have primarily been within Compliance; ideally the most recent 5 years will be within the DIFC at a Wholesale BankIn-depth knowledge of financial services laws & regulations (including AML/ CTF) within the DIFC; awareness of overseas regulations & international best practices is a big plusUnderstanding of treasury, trade finance and other wholesale banking products & their operationsBachelors degree (or higher) from a top tier University; further education & professional qualifications are a plusPrior/ current experience working in an international bank is advantageousPrior/ current DPO experience is advantageousThe candidate must have credible experience and therefore the ability to positively influence stakeholders, internally & externallyThe candidate must be extremely hands-on with strong attention to detailThe candidate will have strong communication skills - verbal, written and non-verbalThe candidate will be driven, self-motivated and agile

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Top Compliance RoleAbility to make a difference
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