Head, Compliance, Conduct, Regulatory Risk


Singapore, Permanent, Full Time


Pragma is fast-expanding cybersecurity and regulatory consultancy, led by industry veterans, that provides a range of security services to clients across Asia and Europe. We have a client base from tiny start-ups to colossal multinationals and every industry from Finance to Shipping to Sports and Education. We pride ourselves on our egalitarian start-up culture. We believe in hiring the smartest people with the best professional skills and giving them the support they need to grow and develop.

We are looking for a senior legal/compliance advisor to join our Consultancy division, based in Singapore but working for clients across Asia. In this role, you head a fast-growing, regulatory-focused advisory practice, building a team to drive a variety of projects to help our clients secure their digital future, for example, digital banking and other, similar financial services license applications, enterprise-wide risk assessments, data protection health checks and post-incident regulatory responses, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism advisory services, and fraud and conduct risk advisory services. You will be working with Pragma’s existing team of experts and veterans, who will give you the support you need to develop your practice.

Our clients in turn will look to you for advice and support as they grapple with security certifications, cloud migrations, or ming the exacting demands of Financial Regulators, or the growing pains of turning a small start-up into a world-beating multinational.

Pragma is committed to diversity and inclusion and assesses all applicants equally on their merits. We are committed to building a radically different working culture that gives people the chance to build a working life that works for both them and their clients. We fully support remote working.


  • Head a fast-growing regulatory risk practice, with responsibility for building client relationships, growing the team, leading sales activities, providing market eminence/thought leadership, managing the team’s P&L, and executing project work.
  • Execute internal audits and health checks to validate the effectiveness of clients’ processes and controls.
  • Conduct enterprise risk assessments to assist clients in identifying and managing their risks.
  • Perform compliance reviews to help clients identify their gaps against industry standards or regulations and support clients in developing and implementing processes and controls to meet requirements.
  • Provide day-to-day guidance and advice to clients on regulatory compliance and security practices.
  • Liaise with regulators/authorities on behalf of clients
  • Support other security consultancy engagements as required.
  • Supervise the preparation of working papers and reports to document the work performed. Regular coordination with clients to ensure requirements are met in terms of quality, time, and budget.
  • Contribute to a fast-paced, collaborative, and dynamic team environment.
  • Be involved in continuously improving internal processes to increase efficiency and quality of service we provide to clients.


You will need proven leadership experience and strong communication skills, a calm voice in a crisis, and an ability to efficiently solve new problems. The sense of achievement you will get from helping companies grow and thrive is truly rewarding, and we will back that with a decent salary and great long-term opportunities. Experience should include:

  • Strong knowledge of financial services businesses and operations, and relevant regulations and best practices, for Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including in the areas of risk management, AML/CFT/KYC compliance, conduct risk, data protection, license applications, and technology risk management, and the ability to apply that knowledge to clients’ operations.
  • Strong experience leading regulatory change projects in/for large financial institutions and/or other regulated organisations.
  • Experience liaising with senior management within large financial services organisations and regulators/authorities.
  • Proven leadership experience, preferably as a senior compliance/risk professional in a financial services firm, e.g., bank or asset manager, law firm, or professional services firm.
  • Proven ability to build and leverage client relationships.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to make logical and reasoned decisions.
  • Creative out of the box thinker who is willing to collaborate internally and with clients to come up with reasonable and practical solutions to problems and issues.
    Solid organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, establish priorities and effectively work across varying consultancy areas.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
    Ability to work effectively on teams and as an independent contributor with limited direction and oversight.
  • Ability to independently perform compliance-related research.
  • Proficient in translating complex data and analyses into actionable findings, strategies, and tactics.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


What we offer

  • A competitive salary.
  • Training and certification in a security specialism of your choice: we will help you develop your skills further.
  • The opportunity to learn security from industry experts.
  • Work with prestigious financial and multinational clients.

To apply for this role, send in your CV/Resume to [email protected] with the following information:

  • Earliest available date
  • Expected salary
  • Current salary
  • Nationality/Do you require a work visa in Singapore?

Pragma is a Singaporean company focused on helping our clients navigate the unknown to understand their current exposure to cyber security risk. Pragma started from two consultancies merging to form a world-class pragmatic cyber security consulting offering.

Our world-class capabilities in strategic consulting, experienced security design, secured architecture, technology platforms implementations, cloud security brokerage, and deep compliance and technology regulatory knowledge enables transformational work that help our clients acquire and sustain leadership positions.

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