Vice President, Financial Crime Transformation, Regional Financial Crime Unit, APAC

 Hong Kong, Hong Kong       Permanent contract        Legal / Taxation / Compliance


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.

Profile Required

Candidate Profile:


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


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

Business Insight

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.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 180012VH
Business unit: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 02/10/2019
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Vice President, Financial Crime Transformation, Regional Financial Crime Unit, APAC

Permanent contract   |   Hong Kong   |   Legal / Taxation / Compliance