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Director of Regulatory Licensing Expansion in Dubai
Pyypl Ltd.

Director of Regulatory Licensing Expansion

Found in: Talent AE - 1 day ago


Dubai, United Arab Emirates Pyypl Ltd. Full time

Are You Ready to take your career to the next level?

Be part of the pioneering team of Pyypl, the future’s leading digital payment card

Pyypl (pronounced “people”) is a pioneering FinTech company rolling out services in multiple countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia region. Similar companies globally include Revolut, Monzo, N26, and Chime.

We are proudly regulated by various financial services regulators, and our Group Headquarters is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

We are a family of very experienced digital experts. We are a true product company, extremely results driven, and always try to positively surprise our customers. We want to hear that magical “wow’ from our customers.

After a turbulent year of month-on-month double-digit growth and lots of external validation (we were awarded Ripples #1 Pioneer award while also ranked among LinkedIn’s top 10 start-ups in the UAE), we are now looking for a Director of Regulatory Licensing Expansion to help us scale our platform through the next big growth-phase.

Objective:

The Director of Regulatory Licensing Expansion is responsible for co-designing, building and implementing Pyypl’s regulatory licensing strategy and presence.

You will lead the Licensing Expansion team and partner with several internal departments to ensure the successful delivery of regulatory approvals in MENA and other regions.


Job Requirement: You would be,

  • Direct Pyypl’s licensing expansion program and team, that fulfills our legal and regulatory growth and responsibilities, including researching and reviewing application requirements, preparing license application forms, applying for licenses, preparing and filing regulatory reports and communicating with various stakeholders internally and/or externally;
  • Develop internal policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure compliance with new licensing application requirements and programs;
  • Engage cross-functionally with internal functions such as Finance, Product, Compliance Legal, Risk etc., to establish a thoughtful, strategic and tactical approach to our licensing applications and related processes;
  • Lead Pyypl’s regulatory affairs strategy, engaging with relevant government agencies and public/private parties. Manage and develop long-term, strong relationships with relevant ministries, regulatory authorities and other public bodies internationally;
  • Anticipating and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of current laws relevant to your own substantive area to provide strategic advice and foster compliance;
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentorship to the team.

Required Qualification & Skill Set:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Law or related field. MBA or similar relevant advanced Business degree is highly preferred.
  • 10+ years of post-qualification experience, gained in top tier law/consulting firms and/or financial institutions, holding positions of advancing responsibility. Candidates with additional experience in government or regulatory agencies are highly preferred;
  • 6+ years of experience with heading the formation and successfully filing regulatory license applications for Financial Institutions in MENA regions. Proven track record of successfully obtaining such licenses in different jurisdictions is mandatory;
  • Experience in steering the completion of business plans and identifying relevant strategies for the purpose of licensing applications is mandatory. Relevant experience in AML, CTF and other compliance related topics such as consumer protection is required;
  • Experience working with high-level government officials and collaborating with technical and non-technical teams within the regulatory ecosystem is mandatory;
  • Ability to work with several functions within a large organization, including sales, finance, marketing, risk, legal, corporate affairs, compliance as well as senior management teams;
  • Attention to detail and ability to produce high quality work under pressure. Highly preferable to have worked in a Start-up and/or is accustomed to an agile fast paced work environment. Ability to navigate culture and politics across multiple functions;
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills. Excellent presentation skills with extended experience in presenting to senior management teams;
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint.

Other skills:

  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results;
  • Highly organized, structured and project driven personality;
  • Good knowledge of business strategy, market entry strategy, finance, commercial operations, and corporate development;
  • Intuitive, highly ethical and comfortable to question and challenge;
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.

Remuneration:

As per Company norms depending on candidate’s experience and qualifications

Benefits:

At Pyypl, we don’t just offer jobs but careers. Nothing can replace a start-up spirit with the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Autonomy and trust
  • Flexible working hours
  • A chance to form and build a tech company and its culture from the ground up
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Fast career growth
  • Team activities to promote open communication and collaboration
  • Equal treatment to everyone

We are all about your Pyypl experience. Pyypl is for People


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