We are looking for a strategic and results-driven professional to join our team as the VP of KYC. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the bank's KYC processes and ensuring compliance with local and international regulatory requirements. This is a key leadership role that will contribute significantly to the ongoing success and reputation of the bank.
- Develop, implement, and maintain the bank's KYC policies and procedures, in line with local and international regulations.
- Manage and lead the KYC team, providing guidance, support, and performance management.
- Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including Legal, Compliance, and Relationship Managers, to ensure effective communication and alignment of KYC processes.
- Act as the main point of contact for regulatory authorities, auditors, and senior management on KYC-related matters.
- Identify and mitigate potential risks related to client onboarding, due diligence, and ongoing monitoring processes.
- Stay abreast of the latest regulatory developments and industry best practices, ensuring that the bank's KYC processes remain up to date and compliant.
- Provide training and education to staff on KYC-related topics, promoting a strong culture of compliance within the bank.
- A minimum of 7 years of experience in financial services, with at least 5 years in a senior KYC/AML compliance role.
- In-depth knowledge of APAC AML/KYC regulations and best practices.
- Proven leadership skills, with the ability to manage, motivate, and mentor a high-performing team.
- Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with various stakeholders.
- A professional certification in AML/KYC or a related field is highly desirable.
- Fluency in English is required; proficiency in German and/or French is a plus.