VP - Compliance Project Manager
Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Hong Kong


Société Générale Group is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Société Générale is serving 31 million customers in 67 countries on a worldwide basis.

Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth.

Our objective : to be the leading relationship-focused bank, a reference in its markets, close to its clients and chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.

The Asia-Pacific Compliance division ("CPLE / ASI") is the Compliance arm of the Asia BU. It has a local presence in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan (110 staff in total).

Our primary focus is to support CIB-type of activities (global capital markets & global structured finance) across the region.

Hong Kong is the regional Compliance hub. The Hong Kong Compliance team is approx. 50 staff and split into various areas of expertise :

  • Advisory dedicated to Capital Markets Business Lines
  • Advisory dedicated to Global Investment Banking Business Lines, and Control Room
  • Advisory dedicated to Support Functions
  • Capital Markets Surveillance
  • 2nd Level Controls and Risk Assessment
  • Financial Crime Unit
  • Regulatory Oversight
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • The candidate will be a member of the Hong Kong COO team. The COO team is a transversal team that manages several matters for Compliance department in the region : strategic planning, operational risk management, compliance academy (professional development of Compliance staff), Regulatory projects, Compliance Digital Projects & Transformation (the automation of Compliance own processes & services), and Compliance Advisory on Digital & Innovation matters.


    Context of the role To face growing need for regulatory transformation and change in the Bank, the Project team is growing.

    As a Compliance Program Manager, you will lead one or several projects spanning from regulation implementation to remediation plans for the region.

    You’ll be expected to leverage the newly developed tools (new compliance portal, chatbots etc.) in your daily work, and suggest innovative and disruptive solutions to the problems faced.

    Our most recent assignments include rolling out MiFID2 for the region, setting-up the framework for a major Anti Bribery and Corruption remediation or setting-

    up the run-the-bank processes and governance for tax transparency (FATCA, CRS, 871(m), ).

    The candidate will be managing and successfully delivering one or several project(s) or stream(s) of this diverse portfolio.

    Our typical project tasks include delivering policies, training plans, coordinating procedures creations and updates, delivering control framework, implement governance and steering (indicators etc.).

    Your role

    a) Drive one or several Project(s) or Project stream(s) by directly managing :

    a. Framing and scoping

    b. Project organization project set, stakeholders onboarding

    c. Gap analysis understanding of what the transformation entails and mapping of the regional situation

    d. Action plan definition definition of fill-the-gap approach

    e. Actions follow-up actions

    f. Some deliverables where relevant

    b) Build the Asia region vision of the stream(s) managed

    a. Report to sponsors and regional management explain the overall program regionally

    b. Organize steering instances and drive them

    c. Regularly update the regional management, along with head of remediation and chief compliance officer

    c) When relevant, play a key role in pivoting with headquarters

    a. Manage relationships with program management in HQ ensure synchronization

    b. Be the voice of Asia to raise regional issues and concerns represent Asia in global forums

    The successful candidate will be equally comfortable with working at a granular level and discussing high-level matters with the regional top management.

    Owing to the sensitive nature of topics managed, the utmost integrity and professionalism is expected.

    This challenging role will provide the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to apprehend the various businesses of a top-

    tier investment bank and to play a key role in a pivotal moment of Compliance Cultural change. The position will involve constant interaction with senior management, business lines, and various compliance and Operational teams.

    Required / Must Have :

  • Project management skills developed in a project manager and / or business analyst role
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills; ability to communicate with people at all levels of the organization
  • Capacity to grasp the big picture and stakes, while remaining focused on the tasks at hand
  • Knowledge of the investment banking environment (activities etc.)
  • Knowledge of the regulatory landscape is a plus (key risks, etc)
  • Change management

  • Ability to embrace and lead change
  • Negotiation and Leadership skills
  • Curiosity and critical sense
  • Drive and ability to build action plans
  • Rigor
  • Ability to report in due time, identify priorities and address difficult situations with autonomy
  • Complex problems solving
  • Pro-activity and solution-oriented, proposition-making mindset
  • Cooperation

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Required / Must have :

  • Significant previous experience in Project Management in an investment bank or consultancy firm
  • Previous experience or exposure to regulatory / compliance matters
  • Experience working in international, multi-cultural organization
  • Desired / Plus :

  • Previous experience in Compliance department
  • Consulting background
  • Required / Must have :

  • Fluent in English
  • Qualifications

  • MSc in Business, Finance or other relevant field.
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