Vice President - Risk & Regulatory & Company Secretary
Standard Chartered Bank
Chennai, India, Asia
3d ago

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation.

This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base. The Role Responsibilities


  • Lead and manage the Risk & Regulatory and Company Secretary functions for GBS India
  • First point of contact in Risk, Regulatory & Co Sec matters for stakeholders in Group Co Sec, GBS and Finance.
  • Aligning to Group’s zero tolerance for non-compliance, the role has to ensure GBS India is fully compliant in all regulatory matters covering but not restricted to the Companies Act, foreign exchange, foreign trade and STPI compliances applicable to Export Oriented Units.
  • Develop and embed appropriate corporate governance and control framework (including liaison with external regulatory bodies).
  • Business

  • Internal : Interaction with multiple stakeholders including the Board of Directors of the Company and various business units domestically and onshore.
  • The first point of contact for the country in respect of all Finance Operating Risk, Regulatory and Company Secretary matters for GBS India.

  • External : Meeting the complex regulatory requirements.
  • Processes

  • Collaborate with Group Co Sec, GBS India Board and Business Unit Heads to : Convene and conduct Board and Committee Meetings and be a competent collaborator for providing relevant inputs to the Board which will enable the Board to have insights into the Company’s core areas and take informed strategic decisions.
  • Support superlative functioning of the entity / units well within the applicable regulations. Ensure ongoing compliance with all applicable requirements under the Companies Act, Customs / IGST rules, STPI / EOU regulations and regular interaction with regulators for all these laws.

    Interact with various Finance teams for all Finance Risk, Regulatory and Compliance related matters

  • Monitoring and controlling the level of operational risk exposure that results from GBS Finance processes and control demonstration within the framework of Operational and Technology Risk Type Framework for GBS India Finance and provide guidance to GBS Poland Finance.
  • Manage the Conduct Plan for entire GBS Finance including all hubs.
  • Coordinate with GBS India Business Resilience Manager / Team for adhoc and periodic submissions / responses. Report, guide, assist, cascade and escalate BR issues to CFO as appropriate.
  • Entity level governance meetings including but not limited to employee gratuity and GBS Aid trusts, Regulatory Reporting Governance committee.
  • People and Talent

  • Ensure that the team is right sized with high quality people and appropriate experience
  • Motivate team members and provide a working environment that energises, stimulates and facilitates engagement
  • Coach team members in the delivery of their management responsibilities particularly performance management, talent management and employee communication
  • Develop wide networks across business and third parties
  • Risk Management

  • Responsibilities relating to identifying, assessing, monitoring, controlling and mitigating risks to the Group :
  • Governance

  • Relevant senior management experience, including : Strategic outlook Company Secretarial with exposure to Board of Directors Regulatory compliance Interaction with Various regulators Customer / relationship management Resource and people management
  • Extensive matrix and line management within a large corporate environment demonstrating effective leadership and mentoring.
  • Results and outcome focused, rather than status and role conscious.
  • Direct style with highly delivery focused attitude to relentlessly drive for closure : Extensive communication skills at the individual and organisation levels Clearly conveys information and ideas.
  • Build positive relationships
  • High influencing skills and ability to balance growth with the right control environment in place.
  • Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank.
  • This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

  • Lead the team in GBS India to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles : Fair Outcomes for Clients;
  • Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.

  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
  • Exercise authorities delegated by the Board of Directors and act in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association (or equivalent)
  • Key Stakeholders

  • Accountable Executive for GBS India, GBS India Board of Directors, Group Co Sec, GBS Hub CFOs, Legal, Compliance, Governance and Business teams.
  • Other Responsibilities

  • Key member of the GBS India Finance Leadership team
  • Our Ideal Candidate

  • Required : Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India
  • Added qualification : Graduate degrees in Law and Commerce
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