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MD / ED, APAC Head of Wholesale Banking & Markets Compliance

Employer
Mizuho Bank
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 26, 2024

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Job Function
Compliance/Regulatory
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Company Profile
MIZUHO BANK LTD IS THE BANKING SUBSIDIARY OF MIZUHO FINANCIAL GROUP OF JAPAN, ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS.

IN 1974, ONE OF MIZUHO'S LEGACY BANK COMMENCED ITS BRANCH OPERATION IN SINGAPORE AND FOR OVER 40 YEARS, WE HAVE A PRESENCE IN SINGAPORE.
MIZUHO BANK SINGAPORE BRANCH HOLDS A FULL BANK LICENSE AND PROVIDES BANKING SERVICES TO MORE THAN 2,000 JAPANESE AND NON-JAPANESE CUSTOMERS, OPERATING WITH STAFF STRENGTH OF MORE THAN 700 IN SINGAPORE. ITS PRINCIPAL BUSINESS ENCOMPASSES CORPORATE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE, CASH MANAGEMENT, FUNDS TRANSFERS, PROJECT FINANCE AND TREASURY. IT ALSO COLLABORATES WITH ITS AFFILIATE COMPANY, MIZUHO SECURITIES, TO PROVIDE INVESTMENT BANKING SOLUTIONS TO ITS CUSTOMERS.

SINGAPORE BRANCH ALSO SERVES AS A REGIONAL OFFICE FOR BANK'S APAC OPERATIONS.

Job Responsibilities
Mizuho Bank is seeking an experienced compliance professional to join a newly formed team to manage compliance risk for the Asia-Pacific region. The APAC Head of Wholesale Banking & Markets Compliance will support the business at the regional level, provide compliance risk management advice, advise on market conduct requirements and rules, and help ensure business is conducted across the region in a manner that aligns with Mizuho risk appetite and compliance framework and policies.

Key responsibilities
  • Support and assist the APAC Chief Compliance Officer in the design, development, delivery and execution of best in class compliance framework and programme
  • Provide compliance coverage and guidance to regional business units
  • Oversee prompt identification of applicable laws, regulations and requirements, impact assessment and implementation of appropriate controls
  • Support the business in the analysis of the impact of new regulatory developments on the industry
  • Oversee and advise on identification, assessment and management / remediation of key compliance risks / issues by the business
  • Support the business in the review of new products and services
  • Support the identification and development of required training for the business
  • Participate in industry groups or other forums
  • Build strong and effective relationships with stakeholders
  • Provide direction, leadership and guidance to country compliance teams
  • Attract, develop and retain compliance talent

If you are an experienced compliance professional with a passion for change and transformation, a desire to join a new team with a mandate to build for the future, and a conviction to make a difference, we encourage you to apply for this role at Mizuho Bank.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • At least 20 years' experience in compliance, legal or other controls related function in the financial services industry
  • Extensive knowledge and strong expertise in the design and implementation of compliance programmes
  • Strong understanding of wholesale banking and markets products and services as well as processes
  • Ability to assess complex issues, understand and analyze root cause(s) and potential solutions, and drive resolution
  • Highly motivated leader and team player
  • Strong analytical, communication, presentation and people skills, ability to lead, influence and collaborate with people across different cultures and backgrounds
  • Adaptable, resilient and passionate about making a difference
  • Subject matter expert, experience dealing with complex issues, forward-looking, solutions-oriented, ability to be hands-on

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