Director - Compliance - Wholesale Banking

  • Company

    One of the leading banks in the UAE

  • Location

    UAE - Abu Dhabi

  • Remuneration

    - Competitive

  • Experience

    5 - 7 Years

  • Position Type

    Full Time

  • CR Ref. No.


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Our client is looking for a Director - Compliance within Wholesale Banking who will ensure that the activities and businesses (such as Wholesale, Global Wealth) of are carried out in accordance with local rules and regulations and to provide update on compliance matters to the related Compliance units in the Legal & Compliance Division (Head Office)..



  • Manage all compliance activities ensuring alignment with local regulatory requirements for activities and business (such as Wholesale, Global Wealth) via concise, accurate and relevant compliance reporting including whistle blowing activities, breach reporting and reporting of suspicious activities, and complaints handling.
  • Ensure an effective AML and CTF policy in place and to manage the due diligence on customers including on-going CDD and ensuring that it is maintained up-to-date.
  • Complies with NBAD’s Sanctions policies and procedures by undertaking monitoring of transactions and ensuring that all staff are appropriately trained.
  • Develop and manage a risk-based Compliance Monitoring Programme (CMP) and ensure reviews are in alignment with the best practices and properly implemented.
  • Manage reports from the CMP reviews and ensure timely and effective reporting highlighting regulatory weaknesses and areas of non-compliance for management together with recommendations for corrective action.  Ensure periodic reporting of compliance reviews are made to the Board of Directors, where applicable, especially on critical matters such as AML.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law 
  • 5 to 7 years of experience preferably in Bank Compliance 
  • Good understanding and knowledge of local laws and international practices
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills with good leadership skills
  • Proactive, with the ability to generate ideas, think creatively and develop innovative solution
  • Good communicative skills, Arabic will be an advantage



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