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Compliance Officer and MLRO

Michael Page

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP350-6254

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As the sole Compliance Officer & MLRO for KSA, you will be responsible for all documentation, procedures, policies and functional requirements to obtain a Major Payment Institution License in KSA.

Client Details

Our client is the fintech arm of a global technology business. The group is one of the biggest brand names in Asia and is looking to replicate their growth in KSA.


* Working alongside your manager, you will build the compliance setup for KSA, with the aim of obtaining an Major PI License.
* Handle all compliance interviews and inspections by financial institution partners in KSA.
* Develop working relationships and regularly liaise with key regulators like SAMA.
* Implement compliance-related policies and controls, and monitor their status vis-à-vis local laws and regulations.
* Be the key point of contact for all licensing issues, including ad hoc requests and projects.

Job Offer

* Excellent opportunity to help grow an international business in the region.
* Competitive, tax-free salary with benefits.
* Global exposure to compliance, payments and the fintech world.


* Must be a Saudi National or a Permanent Resident of KSA.
* Must have 8+ years of experience in Compliance, ideally for established financial institutions or financial services start-ups.
* Proven track record in securing regulatory licenses.
* Professional Certifications in the domain, i.e. legal qualification in KSA, ACAMS, AML Specialist etc.
* Strong communication in English and Arabic.

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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