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Director of Compliance, Advisory & Regulation


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-4823

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are currently manging a search, on behalf of a leading financial services client, whom are in the process of looking to recruit a Compliance Director of Advisory & Regulation.

This role, sitting within a centralised compliance function, will act in support of the Regional Compliance Officer to oversee all day-to-day compliance and operational activities, staff management and also acting in the capacity of a Deputy Compliance Officer to ensure the succession and segregation of duties. This role has be heavily geared towards the management of regulatory risk, to ensure support to the business, whilst also assessing the associated risks extending to their customer/client base pertaining to either regulatory changes or operational/market analysis. In conjunction, this role will extend to the roll-out of regulatory projects and implementing any strategic projects, as a subject-matter-expert, on all compliance matters impacting across the regional jurisdiction and the communication with senior management within the business lines.


The client will look for an experienced compliance professional, whom can demonstrate a strong advisory and compliance monitoring background, to ensure optimal levels of governance whilst supporting business development and revenue flows aligned to any compliance change and regulatory considerations. The client will require a track record and expertise across regional regulatory policy and a knowledge of the DFSA framework will be a distinct advantage. On top of this, the client will look for a candidate whom can deliver an in-depth insight to corporate banking products and platforms; this extends to areas of Trade Finance, Structured Lending and Project Finance. This role shall also demand a candidate with excellent communication, reporting and presentation skill; to ensure a true advisory approach allowing a value-add approach and business support contributions.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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