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Jobs: Regional Compliance Officer EAMEA - Shire Dubai

Job Summary

Primary Role

This position will serve as Head of the Eastern Asia, Middle East, Africa (EAMEA) Compliance Office. The principal responsibility of the Regional Head is to establish, embed, maintain, and oversee an effective compliance and ethics program for Shire within the region consistent with corporate policy and such other statutory, regulatory and ethical requirements as may be applicable to Shire throughout the EAMEA region. The Regional Head will be a member of the regional leadership team and operate as a primary advisor to senior management on managing risk in the region.

Essential Functions


  • Directly and substantially assist in promoting a corporate culture that makes compliance a top priority by working with senior management to establish a tone form the top that reflects Shire’s commitment to ethical business conduct and compliance with the letter and spirit of the law.

  • Recruit, develop and manage highly qualified country and cluster compliance officers

  • Responsible for communicating the various aspects of Shire’s Code of Conduct and supporting the implementation and execution of the compliance program by establishing, among other things, job specific training for senior leadership and developing a training strategy for the region based on risks.

  • Provide input into Global policy and procedures, including the global ABAC program and direct the implementation within the region

  • Monitor legal and enforcement landscape within the region and ensure that policies and procedures reflect most up to date information.

  • Partner with global monitoring head to develop and implement an on-going monitoring strategy within the region and ensure periodic risk assessments and health checks are conducted throughout the region. Follow up and report to management on resulting remediation efforts and internal audits.

  • Guide and support the Regional business through participation in brand and business reviews and establishment of strong business relationships.

  • Take a lead role in management discussions on risk and participate in governance and risk committee meetings as appropriate.

  • Represent Shire compliance industry councils and associations and ensure regional management and International Compliance is aware of relevant issues.

  • Participate in investigations and audits as needed and recommend sanctions and/or remediation to senior management for non-compliant behavior.

  • Participate in International Regional Compliance Officer Meetings and provide recommendations related to improvement of Shire’s compliance program and updates on regional risks. Share best practices and lessons learned.

Education & Experience Requirements


  • Compliance experience at a senior level with a major Healthcare company

  • Minimum 10-14 years of related work experience with minimum 7-10 years’ experience implementing compliance programs

  • Knowledge of and experience with FCPA and/or comparable anti-corruption rules and regulations

  • Compliance investigations and related due diligence experience and skills

  • Strong English ( written and spoken)

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience in managing a high performing team

  • International experience


  • Post graduate degree or law degree

  • Additional languages a plus

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:

Leadership Behaviors

  • Be Positive

  • Be Accountable

  • Be Results Oriented

  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others

  • Ability to influence senior management to drive sustainable cultural/organizational change and program integration

  • Strong negotiation skills and a proven ability to exercise strong business judgment

  • Unquestioned integrity and ethics in business and personal conduct.

  • Energetic, self-starter and innovative with the ability to act independently.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities

  • Superior oral communication, inter-personal skills, and presentation skills

  • Ability to respond to global/cultural sensitivities.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent analytical ability, problem-solving and leadership skills.

  • Knowledge of current dynamics in the health care industry.

  • Experience in public speaking and making clear and persuasive business presentations

Other Job Components

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Ability to assess problems where there is ambiguity and multiple solutions to meet business needs without compromising compliance with company code of conduct

Internal and External Contacts

  • Global Compliance counterparts in US – Internal

  • Other international compliance personnel – internal

  • Internal Audit department – internal

  • EAMEA Business leadership team

Other Requirements

  • Travel within the region will be required. Travel for International Compliance and Global Compliance meetings.

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