The Executive Director of Government Affairs of the Americas Division (AD) will report to the Managing Director and General Manager of Governance, Regulatory and Information Control AD. The position focuses on SMBC AD’s NY branch’s regulatory environment, but the candidate also needs to provide regulatory governance and leadership across SMBC’s Combined U.S. Operations (CUSO).
─ assisting in the development and implementation of regulatory strategy
─ researching and monitoring the regulatory environment in conjunction with Legal, Corporate Research, Financial Research and Head Office to create an early awareness of potential market events, risks and opportunities.
─ affecting legislation and regulation by communicating SMBC’s view and position on policies and other regulatory matters in various forums with regulators, industry organizations and key people.
─ analyzing regulatory trends and development of regulatory laws, regulations, guidelines and expectations to produce insight and useful analysis to senior management and others.
─ taking a structured and collaborative approach in forming plans and priorities in order to address regulatory requirements and changes.
─ ensuring systematic processes are in place for comprehensive coverage of regulatory matters that has a full audit trail of who owns the matter, what has been or will be done with the matter, notes and changes.
─ overseeing a team that manages regulatory exams and requests so that responses address regulators’ concerns in a timely manner.
─ working in partnership with Legal, Compliance, Risk, Communications, Planning , CUSO senior management and Head Office to provide advice, support and recommendations regarding policy, process and overall governance.
acting as a source of expertise and insight for the SMBC Group (globally).
─ Demonstrative knowledge of banking including a strong understanding of financial services regulation.
─ Strong communication, writing and presentation skills
─ 5 to 10 years managing people, process and projects
─ 5 years working in the government sector with public policy experience
─ JD or Master or equivalent degree in Public Policy, Finance, Economics, Business Administration
─ Japanese language preferred