Head of Compliance


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-6029

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a global Commodity Trader, who is looking to recruit a Head of Compliance for their growing Dubai office. Our client delivers bulk commodities to more than 40 countries and has offices in 20 countries worldwide, which is evidence of their impressive global footprint.

As the Head of Compliance, you will be the standalone compliance officer within the subsidiary with support across the wider group. This role will be critical in producing the compliance handbook alongside implementing the relevant controls, frameworks and policies.

The role will have a particular focus around sanctions and will cover multiple jurisdictions due to the global exposure across the group and subsidiary.

You will have great exposure across the subsidiary and will split your time between both operational and generalist activities taking on sole responsibility and ownership for ensuring traders and other key stakeholders are following the compliance handbook and processes.


To be considered for this role, you should possess at least 6 years compliance experience within the commodities, shipping or energy sector. Having exposure to international sanctions and OFAC is critical for this role.

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 Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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