MasterCard Regional Compliance Counsel - AP in Shanghai, China

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Job Title

Regional Compliance Counsel - AP


The Business Leader for Compliance in Asia Pacific will be responsible for strengthening, extending and sustaining a successful compliance program for the countries in the region. The role will provide guidance and direction to regional and country teams in order to identify and implement best practices through country visits, regular communications, training and monitoring activities. As part of Global Compliance and the Law Department, the successful candidate will work cross-functionally with in-house counsel, Human Resources, Finance, Public Policy, Privacy/Data Usage, and Internal Audit. The candidate will also have experience working in a business function role and preferably in a business function role in AP. The candidate will also be required to be a self-starter and have the ability to function independently and work closely with headquarters and cross functionally. The position will use a risk-based approach to help identify areas of focus and further embed business integrity and global compliance initiatives in to local operations.


Lead and direct ethics and regulatory compliance strategy for Asia Pacific Region reporting to the Regional Compliance Lead

Develop compliance infrastructure within Asia Pacific Region through partnership and coordination with counsel, finance, human resources and business units. Meet with various business units throughout AP to build relationships and enhance abilities to support the compliance function

Assist in and implement international compliance initiatives including work with Global Compliance to develop regional or country-specific policy guidance and compliance messaging

Develop, organize, and implement regional and local training programs (e.g. Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest, Anti-Corruption, and other compliance topics)

Advise business partners on compliance matters including, as appropriate, Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interests, and Anti-Corruption

Partner with Legal, Public Policy, and the business to stay abreast of changes in laws and regulations and recommend changes to operations, as appropriate, to ensure continued compliance

Provide compliance guidance and establish a framework for the business to make informed risk-based decisions regarding new opportunities, markets, and product and service offerings

Ensure compliance is built in to local initiatives and management is adequately trained on laws, regulations, and responsibilities

All About You

Experience working in a business function role preferred

Experience working in a business function role in AP within MasterCard highly desired

Demonstrated effectiveness operating in complex organizational environments

Confident and seasoned leader with strong interpersonal skills

Proven ability to work with all levels of management

Strong problem- solving skills

Strong influencing skills and sound business judgment

Excellent written, oral and presentation communication skills

Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with others in handling complex and/or sensitive issues

Ability to work independently and function effectively in a fast-paced environment

Knowledge of banking/financial operations, and controls, transaction processing and/or payments-related industry experience is a plus

Compliance experience in a multi-national public company is a plus

Experience with anti-corruption program development, enforcement and/or investigations, including familiarity with U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act desirable

Bachelor€™s degree required, MBA, JD or its equivalent or other advanced degree desirable

Equal Opportunity Employer
Requisition ID: R-39457