Head of Ethics & Compliance

Head of Ethics & Compliance

Veon

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Ethics & Compliance function advises, collaborates with, reports progress and helps safeguard the business by maintaining a sustainable, effective and accountable team that reinforces a culture of ethics and compliance across the group.

The Head of Ethics & Compliance position (Group Director level) will support the Group Chief Internal Audit & Compliance Officer in ensuring a continued strong and comprehensive approach to compliance and business ethics needed to protect the VEON Groups businesses and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • The position will help ensure senior management and leaders uphold and encourage a culture of integrity through modeling behavior and transparent communications.
  • The position is responsible for establishing the overarching strategy & tactics for implementing and maintaining VEON’s global Ethics & Compliance function
  • Work with the OpCo’s Ethics & Compliance leadership on the resource, planning & budget management of their teams, ensuring talent is developed, performing at an optimal level to maintain a high performance function.
  • Supports the business with a view to having all processes, procedures and activities performed in accordance with Code of Conduct and relevant legal and regulatory requirements, keeping employees engaged and energized about ethics and compliance.
  • Acts as an independent review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved.
  • Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk.
  • Ensures that adequate policies, processes and procedures are in place, duly communicated and understood.
  • Monitors the performance of the Compliance Program and relates activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness
  • Develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
  • Provides leadership and oversight for all material Group level internal investigations into allegations of violations of law or policies and other misconduct.
  • Works with other assurance and control functions on all aspects of development, maintenance, and enhancement of a program to prevent, detect and respond to potential violations of the Company's Code of Conduct, policies and procedures with an emphasis on case management, enforcement, incentives and discipline.
  • Oversees the tracking and implementation of remediation measures arising from risk assessments, legal and investigative reviews, and internal audits, as such remediation relates to case management, enforcement, incentives and discipline.
  • Serve as a key advisor for senior executives regarding ethics and compliance matters
  • Oversees and provides guidance to the HQ Ethics & Compliance Officers and the OpCos in connection with the compliance risk assessment and testing programs to support continued excellence in compliance assurance testing and to promote a consistent approach across the group.
  • Ensure that we have effective reporting mechanisms, including a highly effective hotline and other effective technologies
  • Oversees and provides VEON Group-level governance with respect to the OpCos’ risk management, compliance and controls programs, with a particular focus on program elements related to anti-bribery and anti-corruption, including participation at relevant OpCo Business Risk Committees and other forums.
  • Provides subject matter expertise, counsel and compliance risk evaluation in connection with relevant compliance aspects of transactions or matters escalated by OpCos for review and approval to HQ and/or the Board of Directors in accordance with the Group Authority Matrix.
  • Manages internal and external support as necessary on compliance initiatives.
  • Participates in OpCo Business Risk Committees
  • Participates if required in Risk, Ethics, and Assurance (REAC) Committee meetings, Audit & Risk (ARC) Committee meetings, Investigations & Disciplinary Committee (IDC) meetings related to the specific Ethics & Compliance topics.

Critical Skills & Experience

  • You will necessarily have strong communication, leadership and management skills, be collaborative, proactive, entrepreneurial, business focused and able to apply sound, pragmatic judgment in ambiguous situations.
  • At least 10-15 years of previous work experience in similar roles at a senior level in the fields of Compliance, Legal or Ethics
  • Experienced in a US listed (Nasdaq) environment
  • Master degree in Law
  • Proven ability to work independently, solve problems creatively and take initiative.
  • Experience with different cultural backgrounds and maturity levels.
  • Comfortable with presenting to executive audiences and ability to influence senior leaders.
  • Experience in an international matrix organization.
  • Experience with project management and cultural change management.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of internal control systems and business processes in telcos.
  • Proven ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders in a manner that builds, maintains, and enhances a positive and productive working relationship.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication capabilities with strong analytical and strategic thinking.

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