Manager, Legal AML Compliance

Cairo, Egypt


Wir verbinden und fördern eine integrative, digitale Wirtschaft, von der Menschen, Unternehmen und Regierungen weltweit profitieren, indem wir Transaktionen sicher, einfach und zugänglich machen.

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Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Manager, Legal AML Compliance

The role of Manager, Legal AML Advisory is to support the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Compliance Program. The role requires the incumbent to:

• Develop relationships and work cross functionally with Franchise, Compliance Engagement & Performance, product teams, legal and regulatory counsel, and business partners at all levels within the organizational hierarchy to assess potential AML risk to Mastercard
• To support the regional AML Director with implementation and monitoring of controls to manage AML and Sanctions risks across the EEMEA region
• 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
• Support the Regional AML Lead with delivering engaging educational sessions designed to reinforce Mastercard’s AML Compliance principles throughout the evolution of the business
• Participate in all M&A and investment transactions from due diligence phase to integration in order to identify and manage potential AML compliance risk
• Support the Regional AML Lead develop regional AML Compliance standards as may be necessary to support local compliance requirements
• Provide input to periodic AML Program Risk Assessment in order to account for activity across EEMEA
• Support the Regional AML Lead in development and ongoing management of AML Compliance Program tracking and metrics to identify trends and establish action items for program preservation and enhancements

Primary Responsibilities:
• Support the Regional AML Lead in ongoing management of regional network Customers and network enablement partners adherence to Mastercard’s Rules
• Support disposition of regional FIU alerts, escalations, and investigative inquiries
• Initiate and track periodic review events as well as incidents
• Ensure weekly updates of reporting templates to Senior Management
• Support the Regional AML Lead in documenting detailed memorandums and securing Senior Management approvals
• Provide AML and sanctions regional support to business lines and internal stakeholders
• Assist in regional evaluation of M&A and joint venture opportunities
• Support the Regional AML Lead execute regional onsite reviews of network customers and network enablement partners
• Provide AML and sanctions expertise, guidance and approvals in regional products and services initiatives
• Support management reporting, presentations, and metrics processes
• Escalate Customers that present elevated AML and sanctions risks to the Regional AML Lead
• Recommend process improvements
• Support and respond to inquiries related to audit and external reviews of Mastercard’s AML program
• Support the development and provide regional AML and sanctions training

Education and Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree required, JD or advanced degree desirable.
• Must have 5-10 years of AML and Sanctions compliance experience in banking/financial operations
• Intermediate skills with BSA/AML compliance program requirements and experience with program/project management and familiarity with the USA PATRIOT Act, FATF, FSA international standards, and practices and 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 in a fast-paced matrix environment or as a team player and function effectively in a dynamic, fast paced environment while handling multiple projects and consistently meeting deadlines
• Practical problem solver with demonstrated ability to partner effectively with others in handling complex and/or sensitive issues
• Confident and seasoned leader with strong interpersonal skills and sound business judgment
• Demonstrated effectiveness operating in complex organizational structure
• Superior attention to detail, problem-solving, organizational, and written/verbal communication skills
• Multilingual skills are necessary and must include English and Arabic
• Locations: Egypt

List desirable or additional capabilities:
• Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills
• Knowledge of banking/financial operations, transaction processing and/or payments-related industry experience is a plus
• Experience with payment scheme rules and or mobile money platforms is a plus
• ACAMs certification(s) preferred
• Willingness to travel and participate in meetings across multiple time zones.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

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Tags: Banking Compliance Monitoring Risk assessment

Perks/benefits: Team events

Region: Middle East
Country: Egypt
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