South Africa

Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Company Letshego Holdings Limited
Reference # GGLCGC01
Published 11/01/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Gaborone, South East, Botswana
The purpose of the role is to provide demonstrable leadership and oversee the delivery of Governance, Legal, Compliance (GLC) functions in the form of best practice advice, business support and administration to the Board and Group Management Committee (Exco), ensuring compliance with corporate governance, reporting and monitoring on all legal matters, emerging legislation applicable to the Group as an organization and within the Group’s risk appetite
Job Functions Advisory,Compliance & Regulatory Affairs,Executive Management,Legal
Industries Financial Services,Legal,Regulatory
Provides governance counsel to the Group Board and Subsidiary Boards with a focus on King IV alignment where appropriate

Facilitates the annual board diary/itinerary. Ensuring agendas and pre-reading material are prepared for the LHL Board and its sub-committees. Ensures that accurate and timely minutes of Board and subcommittee meetings are made and distributed and that all resolutions are recorded.

Facilitates the communication channel between Board and the Group EXCO.

Ensures adherence to laws/regulations and acceptable business standards for the Group and subsidiaries

Advises and guides the Business on permissible activities for complex pipeline transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, commercial partnership agreements, new products, due diligence exercises e.t.c

Ensures and monitors compliance to local and international laws/standards such as Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Market Abuse, Insider Trading, Conflicts of Interests, Market Conduct, and Employee Compliance.

Acts as an enabler to the business, providing legal advice for the business to grow within the regulatory framework.

Ensures that there is a suitable Anti-Money Laundering function in place and oversees the development, monitoring and reporting on AML policies and procedures as required across the Group.

Provides legal and compliance counsel across the Group, ensuring that the appropriate frameworks are in place to promote and manage the risk appetite of the Group.

Regular monitoring of practices and alerting Boards and Management of any potential breaches of regulation / laws and internal Group policies as well as proactively managing emerging risks and regulations.

Drives the development of relevant frameworks, policies and GLC training for the business as required.

Manages and monitors the Groups interactions with Regulators and external stakeholders.
At least an LLB degree or equivalent.

Master’s Degree would be an added advantage

At least 15 years of experience post qualification, of which 5 years should have been in an executive management role.

Must have been a practicing attorney

Various stock exchange fit and proper and registered officer qualifications an advantage

Solid experience in regulatory field or equivalent relevant legal experience within a Pan-African Group or financial services

Experience as a Chief Compliance Officer or similar field is strongly preferred.

Experience in corporate law and corporate governance

Job Closing Date 20/01/2021
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