Regional Compliance Lead - Europe

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Regional Compliance Lead - Europe

The Regional Compliance Lead will be responsible for strengthening and sustaining a successful compliance program in the European region. The role will provide guidance and direction to regional and country sales and marketing teams to comply with established compliance policies and procedures. The role will perform country office visits, send regular communications, conduct training and monitoring staff activities. As part of Global Compliance, the successful candidate will work cross-functionally with the rest of the Legal Department, Human Resources, Europe Risk Lead, Finance, Public Policy, Marketing, and Internal Audit. The candidate will also be required to be a self-starter and have the ability to function independently, while working closely with global headquarters. The position will use a risk-based approach to help identify areas of focus and further embed compliance initiatives into local operations.

•Lead the European region compliance strategy and program reporting into the Senior Vice President of Anti-Corruption and Regional Compliance
•Dual report into the Europe General Counsel
•Build a relationship with the Europe President and his leadership team to create a compliance culture in Europe and better understand staff compliance issues.
•Enhance alliances to support compliance by coordinating with the rest of the Legal Department, Risk Lead, Finance, Marketing, and Human Resources.
•Assist in and implement compliance initiatives
•Develop, organize, and implement regional and local training programs
•Advise the business organization on compliance matters including, as appropriate, Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interests, and Anti-Corruption
•Partner with Legal, Public Policy, and the business to stay abreast of changes in local laws and regulations and recommend changes to operations, as appropriate, to ensure continued compliance
•Provide compliance guidance and establish a framework for the business to make informed risk-based decisions regarding new opportunities, markets, and product and service offerings

All About You
•Confident and seasoned leader with strong interpersonal skills
•Proven ability to work with all levels of management
•Strong problem solving skills and sound business judgement
•Ability to observe the social niceties even while in intense negotiations
•Excellent written, oral and presentation communication skills
•Compliance experience in a multi-national public company is a plus
•Experience with anti-corruption program development, including familiarity with U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act desirable
•Bachelor's degree required, MBA, JD or its equivalent or other advanced degree desirable

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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