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Vice President Global Anti-Corruption & Anti-Money Laundering

Date Posted: Dec 23, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 0

Company: MetLife

Department: The MetLife Global Anti-Corruption Unit & the U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Unit is a centralized team responsible for independently assessing the effective implementation and maintenance of global compliance programs relating to the following three risk areas: Anti-Corruption (ABC); Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Economic and Trade Sanctions (Sanctions).


The Role: You will be responsible for managing the Global Anti-Corruption Unit & the U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Unit. You will directly manage a central team of approximately a dozen people as well as matrix-managing MetLife compliance professionals around the world, driving the mitigation of critical risks inherent in doing business globally so as to ensure that MetLife is not subject to regulatory fines or enforcement.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage centralized global risk assessment process for the three risk areas
  • Oversee global reporting process relating to emerging risk trends and control effectiveness for each of the three risk areas
  • Develop and execute strategies for continuous enhancement of global compliance programs
  • Draft and maintain global policies relating to the three risk areas
  • Provide guidance on the application of global policies to global business, compliance and audit partners
  • Investigate detected compliance gaps and develop and oversee implementation of related remediation strategies
  • Report key metrics and high risk matters to senior management and the Board of Directors, as needed
  • Coordinate unit’s response to thousands of escalations annually from MetLife operations around the world
  • Oversee global training programs for ABC and AML
  • Periodically perform substantive testing and face-to-face training during in-country visits in all MetLife markets 
  • Coordinate with internal audit during in country exams and reporting
  • Manage confidential internal investigations on matters related to the three risk areas 
  • Provide sanctions screening compliance oversight globally, including final determinations of confirmed matches and the filing of required regulatory reports
  • Maintain enterprise’s awareness of new laws and regulations as well as developing trends in the three risk areas
  • Interface with government regulators
  • Complete all necessary regulatory reporting
  • Represent MetLife on industry task forces and at industry conferences



Key Relationships:

  • Reports to: Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer
  • Direct reports/team: Twelve direct reports
  • Key Stakeholders: local, regional Compliance, Legal, Government Relations, local and regional business partners, and Internal Audit




Candidate Qualifications:


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Experience in ABC, AML, and Sanctions
  • At least 7 years of work in a legal, compliance or risk management role
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Successful experience managing others


Preferred Qualifications:

  • CAMs certification, or must become a certified anti-money laundering specialist within one year
  • Strong experience in global risk management


Leadership Competencies:

  • Thinks Strategically – Sets direction of the ongoing maturity of the global privacy compliance program aligned to the company’s strategy, applying external and global perspective to meet local and global needs.
  • Creates Partnerships – Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives.
  • Grows Talent – Inclusively and pro-actively develops talent, empowers individuals and manages diverse teams to drive engagement and performance.
  • Drives Results – Sets aggressive goals and is accountable for continuously driving improved performance, leading change and ensuring high standards.



MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with more than $500 billion in managed assets as of December 31, 2016. We are ranked #42 on the Fortune 500 list for 2017. In 2017, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the second year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.


Our goal in everything we do is to offer customers truly differentiated value propositions that allow us to establish clear competitive advantages. We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner to our customers as they navigate life’s twists and turns. Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values.


MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.


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