Director, AML Legal Compliance

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Director, AML Legal Compliance

At Mastercard, we are committed to protecting our network from being used to facilitate money laundering or terrorist financing. The Global AML Compliance team actively participates in the development and implementation of a robust compliance program that is designed to meet our regulatory obligations and ensure that internal and external constituents understand and respect the importance of their responsibilities with regard to this function. The role of the Europe (EU) AML Compliance director will be to develop relationships with key internal business partners as well as external customers to identify and measure potential AML risk to Mastercard, and work together to find mutually agreeable solutions to mitigate such risk. This person will serve as the single point of contact for oversight and implementation of the AML Program within the EU region while reporting progress or escalating incidents of noncompliance to the Global SVP, AML, Sanctions and Export Controls Officer.
Develop relationships and work cross functionally with franchise development, franchise integrity, product specialists, legal and regulatory counsel, and business partners at all levels within the organizational hierarchy to assess potential AML risk to Mastercard and implement controls to manage such risk during the onboarding of customers, creation or implementation of new products/programs and during mergers, acquisitions, and investment events;
Perform customer identification, verification and monitoring procedures on new and existing customers to ensure adherence to Mastercard AML Standards and requirements;
Provide support during the customer and/or product lifecycle to evaluate potential AML risk associated with new or enhanced product offerings. Work with key business teams to develop solutions for meeting customer business needs and advancing Mastercard strategic initiatives while minimizing potential money laundering risk to Mastercard and other network participants;
Create and deliver engaging educational sessions designed to reinforce Mastercard's AML Compliance principles throughout the evolution of the business;
Establish regional AML Compliance standards as may be necessary to support local compliance requirements such as that which relates to our registration and regulatory obligations;
Provide input to quarterly/annual AML Program Risk Assessment in order to account for activity with the EU region;
Establish and maintain AML Compliance Program tracking and metrics to identify trends and establish action items for program preservation and enhancements; provide regular reporting to Global AML Officer;
Provide assistance to execute annual AML billing;
Educations and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required;
Must have experience managing a regulatory compliance program;
Intermediate skills with BSA/AML/Sanctions compliance program requirements;
Knowledge of banking/financial operations, transaction processing and/or payments-related industry experience is preferred;
Sound judgment with ability to build rapport at all levels, and in all business units; proven ability to persuade and drive results;
Proven ability to work independently or as a team player and function effectively in a dynamic, fast paced environment while handling multiple projects and consistently meeting deadlines;
Superior attention to detail, problem-solving, organizational and written/verbal communication skills;
ACAMs certification is preferred.


Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

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