Vice President, Financial Crime Transformation, Regional Financial Crime Unit, APAC
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
source : EFinancialCareers Ltd


  • The Financial Crime Transformation Unit is part of the Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) which aims to enhance Societe Generale'
  • s Financial Crime Program in Asia on an on-going basis through :

  • Identification of policies, procedures and processes enhancement
  • Optimization via global projects, local or regional initiatives
  • Delivery of regulatory commitments
  • Scope of the Financial Crime Program covers AML, KYC and Sanctions & Embargoes. Further, the Financial Crime Transformation program is established to take a holistic approach and therefore covers the end-

    to-end process, i.e. from client onboarding, on-going monitoring & risk assessment, to testing and quality assurance.

    The post holder is expected to be :

  • A subject matter expert providing expert advice and solutions, with particular focus on Sanctions & Embargoes
  • Working closely with other relevant stakeholders including but not limited to the Financial Crime Unit (FCU) of the FCC, Compliance teams (such as the COO team, Advisory, Control & Testing), Businesses and Operational Support teams.
  • Main responsibilities :

  • Plan and execute the various transformation roadmaps according to the timelines
  • Formulate methodology / approach and propose solutions to achieve deliverables required by the various transformation programs
  • Active engagement with relevant stakeholders (such as businesses, support functions, KYC team) to manage expectations, assess impact, discuss and resolve gaps, monitor progress, and deliver action items
  • Liaise with global teams to ensure consistency with planning and execution approach
  • Coordinate, provide guidance and advice to the regional Compliance / FCU teams in Asia to ensure proper and timely execution of various transformation roadmaps
  • Work with Project Managers to produce dashboards, management reports, meeting materials for various management meetings
  • Timely escalation of potential issues / blocking points and propose viable solutions
  • Work with the FCU teams in Asia and / or other relevant stakeholders to allow smooth transition of actions from transformation mode to production mode
  • Keep abreast of financial crime related regulatory trends, market practices and standards.
  • Candidate Profile : Education :

    Education :

    Graduate level with finance / legal or other professional qualification is required

    Past experience :

    Minimum of 5 years in direct Banking / Securities Compliance / AML experience and preferably in a FI / Corporate banking environment regionally

    Experience as a Compliance subject matter expert in regional / global projects

    Hands on experience in Sanctions & Embargoes advisory is preferred

    Languages :

    Fluent in English & Chinese. Fluency in Putonghua is an advantage, but not prerequisite

    Technical skills :

  • Strong working knowledge of global regulatory and financial services legislation as it pertains to AML, KYC and Sanctions & Embargoes relevant to the SG Hong Kong businesses
  • Good understanding of the business line activities
  • Personal abilities :

  • Proactive and drive changes
  • Agility and flexibility to cope with competing priorities, time pressure and changes
  • Strong team player, willing to work together for solutions
  • Strong analytical and a critical thinker, able to analyze and assess issues quickly
  • Open-minded, willing to take suggestions
  • Strong written and verbal communications and influencing skills
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