Vice President, Privacy Compliance - APAC Vice President, Privacy Compliance - APAC …

in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 May 20
in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 May 20
This position will lead the implementation of the Global Privacy Program in the APAC region and provide regional leadership on privacy-related topics.

Job Summary: 

The Vice President, Privacy Compliance - APAC reports to the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, APAC with matrix reporting to the Global Chief Privacy Officer and the Head of Financial Crimes, APAC. He/she will also assist the global program with reporting metrics and providing regional input on policies and procedures. The Vice President, Privacy Compliance - APAC interacts to a significant extent with Line of Business Compliance Officers and centralized utilities providing testing, reporting and training services that implement the Global Privacy Program in the APAC region


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the APAC Privacy Compliance program, including Privacy Impact Assessment reviews; collaboration with line of business privacy leads in APAC; support of global and regional privacy projects, especially projects involving cross-border data movement; review and updating global Privacy Notices; and advisory support for privacy incidents
  • Provide regional input in developing and enhancing privacy compliance-related policies, procedures, processes and internal controls in support of the Global Privacy Program, APAC Compliance program, and the compliance programs overseen by Line of Business Compliance Officers 
  • Provide reports and advice to the Global Chief Privacy Officer and Global Privacy Program leads, as well as to committees and senior management on regional privacy related issues, trends, exceptions, and program enhancements within the APAC region
  • Maintain a current awareness of the privacy regulatory environment throughout the APAC region and demonstrate a strong working knowledge of privacy laws and regulations in the APAC region
  • Keep regional Business/Support Unit Management informed of relevant privacy compliancerelated information
  • Research privacy regional compliance issues and provide interpretations and clarifications 
  • Coordinate remedial measures in response to issues raised in compliance examinations, audits and quality control testing 
  • Interact and coordinate frequently with privacy compliance officers in other MUFG regions 
  • Interact with regulators regarding privacy-related examinations and ongoing supervision matters, in coordination with the Legal and Government Affairs teams


Job Requirements: 

  • 10+ years of compliance experience in the banking/financial services industry with an emphasis on privacy compliance
  • 10+ years of management/supervisory experience in the compliance function of a larger bank or financial institution
  • Strong working knowledge of banking products and services
  • Significant experience interfacing successfully with banking/financial services industry regulators
  • Strong working knowledge of compliance-related laws, regulations and regulatory/legislative processes
  • Bachelor's degree required; law degree preferred
  • CIPP/A and/or other relevant certifications preferred


Critical Competencies and Attributes for Success:

The successful candidate: 

  • Is a seasoned professional with a breadth of compliance knowledge and experience with an operational mindset and the ability to effectively integrate regional privacy compliance in the business in a practical and effective manner 
  • Possesses a proven track record as an effective leader of dispersed teams who can manage and lead through change. He or she will operate effectively within a complex, global and highly matrixed financial institution and must have the ability to build collaborative and productive working relationships, consensus and a sphere of influence with business teams and others across all functions
  • Has a proven ability to support a global program, harmonizing global, regional and local objectives and mandates within his/her organization as required. Also, a highly developed sense of judgment, risk management skills and the ability to balance business needs, regulatory obligations and reputational risks in an objective, practical way and a demonstrated ability to both grasp the "big picture" and attend to details
  • Possesses broad-based leadership skills. Has a demonstrated ability to motivate and engage employees, build teams and relationships and engender a sense of results-orientation, personal and organizational accountability, independence and fairness among colleagues and employees, particularly in a diverse environment
  • Fearlessly takes on all issues and challenges. Comfortably confronts and works through conflict; delivers constructive feedback and messages without hesitation; is energized by tough challenges; not afraid to make tough decisions


Other Personal Characteristics: 

  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to make decisions and work under tight deadlines
  • A team player
  • A forward, innovative thinker and change leader who can identify and capitalize on new trends 
  • Strong network within the industry
  • Highly motivated, energetic, personable and comfortable working closely with executive management 
  • Thorough and able to handle a wide range of issues varying in complexity
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills












We regret to inform that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.