International Corporate Governance Secretariat Manager
- Salary: Competitive
- Location: Doha, Dawhah, Qatar
- Job Type: Full time
- Company: Qatar National Bank (QNB)
- Updated on: 17 Oct 18
QNB Group, the biggest bank in Qatar, and a leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, is looking to hire a International Corporate Governance Secretariat Manager, to meet the requirements of the expansion of its office in QNB - Qatar//Doha.
QNB Group's presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies now extends to more than 30 countries across 3 continents, providing a comprehensive range of products and services. The total number of staff is more than 28,000 operating from over 1200 locations.
The incumbent will be responsible for providing a focal point for communication with the Nominee Directors that represent QNB on the Board of Directors (BOD) of subsidiaries, associates and affiliates, and will occupy a key role in the administration of critical corporate matters including corporate governance issues, mergers & acquisitions and other corporate activities. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the effective running of the activities of the Corporate Secretariat through maintaining accurate and sufficient documentation to meet legal requirements, and to enable QNB's representatives to execute decisions at the BOD level of subsidiaries/affiliates. The incumbent may represent QNB in dealings with outside parties.
- Support the Nominee Directors in their decision-making process at the BOD level of the affiliates to safeguard QNB's position as shareholder, and to enhance shareholder value
- Ensure that QNB is in compliance with statutory regulations in the jurisdiction of the subsidiaries/affiliates.
- Ensuring the effective running of the activities of the Board of Directors (BOD) and committees of QNB's international subsidiaries/affiliates through maintaining accurate and sufficient documentation to meet legal and regulatory requirements, and to enable QNB's representatives to execute decisions at the BOD level of subsidiaries/affiliates.
- Keeping under review all relevant legal and regulatory developments from internal and external sources that may affect the subsidiaries/affiliates, which would require decision-making at BOD level, and making sure the Nominee Directors are properly informed of issues.
- Maintaining records of minutes of meetings, ensuring their accuracy, and availability, proposing policies and practices, submitting various reports to the management of QNB, maintaining membership records, fulfilling any other requirements of a Nominee Director, and performing other duties as the need arises and/or as defined in the bylaws of subsidiaries/affiliates.
- Management of QNB's Nomination Committee, including the assessment of all nomination to be made by the business divisions and recommending the appointment of any directorship in any subsidiary/affiliate of QNB.
- Assessing yearly performance of each appointed Nominee Director via self-assessment of the director, comments by the business division, and any other sources it deem fit.
- Recommending reappointment or termination of any Nominee Director upon expiry of their term or mandatory reappointment by the subsidiary/affiliate in accordance to the laws and regulations of the country of the subsidiary/affiliate.
- Acting as custodian of the primary repository of all documents in respect of the investment made by QNB in its subsidiaries/affiliates.
- Providing legal support to the various functions within IBD as and when required.
- Build and maintain strong and effective relationship with the all other related departments and units to achieve the Group's goals/ objectives.
- Provide timely and accurate information to the external and internal auditors and the Compliance function as and when required.
- Maintain relationships with international authorities such as Central Banks of other countries where the Group operates and also liaise with external legal professionals, as and when required.
- Undergraduate/postgraduate Law degree from an internationally renowned law school, or chartered secretary qualifications e.g. ICSA.
- At least 7 years legal experience, of which several years experience as a corporate secretary.
- Superior knowledge of international corporate laws and legislations of the financial sector.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Arabic and/or French (preferred).
- Excellent organization skills.
- Well-developed analytical and interpersonal skills.
- Self-motivated, eye for detail.
- Flexible team player and able to work and deliver under pressure.
- High degree of cultural sensitivity and awareness.
Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph