Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the relationship with the Independent Insurance Authority (IIA) and other regulators to ensure that Cigna HK is compliant with constantly evolving regulatory requirements across functions for both life and general insurance businesses.
  • It includes licensing, data protection, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, anti-fraud, product compliance etc.

  • Oversee and ensure that Cigna HK’s policies, procedures, guidelines and documents are updated as and when required for the business to operate in a legally compliant manner
  • Responsible for corporate governance including maintenance and update of the governance framework, monitoring compliance with requirements in the framework, coordinating governance committee and board member meetings, monitoring certain business processes, and analyzing relevant reports
  • Offer leadership and developmental training and coaching to the legal and compliance teams
  • Develop and manage relationships with external counsel
  • Provide training on applicable legal matters to the relevant business groups and increase understanding of legal risk
  • Manage the overall process for and content of legal advice to all levels of the business including providing direct legal advice, delegation to the team or working with external counsel.
  • Specifically in relation to the Global International Private Medical Insurance (GIPMI) & Global Health Benefits (GHB) businesses, this may involve liaison (not through a reporting relationship) with other group lawyers and country specialists around the world

  • Have active hands-on involvement in L&C matters, including negotiation and drafting, in significant and material contracts and transactions
  • Assist the business in making decisions and the allocation of legal risk providing the proper blend of legal advice and business practicalities that cannot be provided by external counsel
  • Propose, develop and monitor preventative legal arrangements proactively to reduce Cigna’s exposure to L&C related risks
  • Keep abreast of trends and changes in the law and regulation, advising the business accordingly, anticipating issues and implementing robust actions
  • Regularly report on the status of key legal issues and matters of concern to Senior Leadership Team
  • Attend appropriate meetings, reviews and strategic planning sessions etc. to ensure L&C risks are taken in to account and to be seen as participative and proactive in developing and safeguarding the business
  • Build relationships with the Senior Leadership Teams and internal clients’ generally, so that they come to rely upon the successful candidate and his / her teams as a sustaining resource of advice
  • Provide proactive and ongoing advice to Senior Leadership Teams of the business and others with regards to Cigna’s regulatory obligations, risks and key themes
  • Manage and keep under constant review a compliance framework that ensures that the businesses comply with all relevant external regulatory rules / legislation and which limits the possibility of a breach of an external regulatory rule / legislation, ensuring the reputation of the wider Group is not prejudiced by any inadvertent regulatory breach
  • Establish close relationships with L&C teams globally, local business managers and functional heads to ensure that they understand and can manage the effect of external regulatory rules / legislation on their business / department
  • Proactively promote a strong compliance culture such that it positively impacts aspects of the business from the most embryonic stage of product development through to the management of customer relationships (including customer complaints)
  • Ensure resources are properly allocated to effectively implement the compliance strategy and framework and proactively advise if further resources are required
  • Job Requirements

  • Qualified as a Solicitor or Barrister with at least 10 years post qualification experience ideally divided between in-house experience in the insurance industry and a major law firm, doing a variety of transactional or regulatory work
  • Demonstrable in-depth understanding of the HK regulatory environment affecting retail insurance / financial services and experience in cutting-edge compliance and dealing with regulators
  • Interest in and preferably experience of working on international / cross-border legal and compliance matters
  • Track record of success working effectively in complex matrix reporting structures across business lines and geographic borders
  • Ability to develop effective teams, with and without formal reporting relationships
  • Significant past exposure to senior management
  • Experience in working with other corporate functions, in particular Audit and HR
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