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Hawryluk Advisors has been retained exclusively by Saudi Aramco, the world's largest integrated oil and petrochemicals company, to help hire a lead Compliance Counsel with 15+ years of experience in matters pertaining to Securities and Capital Markets.
Headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Compliance Counsel will lead the Securities and Capital Markets regulatory compliance area within the Law Organization’s newly created Corporate Compliance Organization. In this role, Compliance Counsel will provide ground-floor guidance and knowledge on Securities and Capital Markets, along with a broad spectrum of compliance matters that confront a multinational energy company and its global subsidiaries and joint ventures. Compliance Counsel, reporting through the Chief Compliance Officer and the General Counsel, will support the Company's overall compliance objectives; work with the compliance team to develop comprehensive compliance policies and programs; provide advice and training to Saudi Aramco executives and employees, coordinate compliance efforts among subsidiary companies, and manage resolution of compliance issues.
Specific knowledge of and significant experience in Securities and Capital Markets is required, along with a broad knowledge and experience in matters relating to traditional compliance offices. Special focus will be given to candidates who have significant experience with U.K. and/or U.S. listed companies.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Overseeing the preparation of periodic and current reports as required by the applicable regulators, including potentially the U.S. SEC, U.K. FSA, Saudi Capital Markets Authority, NYSE, LSE, and the Saudi Tadawul;
Providing securities and corporate governance advice with respect to beneficial ownership and other compliance filings to be made by Saudi Aramco and its senior management;
Working with investor relations and Saudi Aramco's financial reporting personnel to prepare earnings releases, investor presentations, other investor-focused communications on behalf of Saudi Aramco;
Assisting Saudi Aramco's Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel in advising the Aramco Board of Directors with respect to significant corporate governance and regulatory developments;
Overseeing Saudi Aramco’s compliance program obligations relating to securities and capital markets, including meeting all commitments of governmental enforcement obligations, as well as interacting with governmental agencies, as necessary;
Providing insider trading compliance advice;
Assisting with Saudi Aramco's internal assessment of the company's disclosure controls and internal control over financial reporting;
Monitoring legal and regulatory requirements applicable to U.K. and/or U.S. listed companies, as well as, developments in legislation and enforcement to ensure Company has current and accurate compliance policies and procedures;
Providing direction, oversight, and counsel during Securities and Capital Markets-related compliance reviews, whether conducted by Saudi Aramco personnel or outside counsel;
Supporting Saudi Aramco’s global operations with expert Securities and Capital Markets-related compliance counseling and advice;
Working with the Chief Compliance Officer to address Securities and Capital Markets-related compliance concerns raised by business lines, subsidiary companies, and management;
Working with the business lines or subsidiary companies to determine any compliance gaps or practices that may expose the Company to legal liability or reputational harm;
Developing and managing compliance systems for tracking third party monitoring and due diligence;
Working with other attorneys to monitor the effectiveness of the compliance program;
Working with other attorneys and personnel to develop training modules, training individuals to deliver such modules, and rolling-out a comprehensive compliance training program; and
Supporting the Law Organization as to compliance law issues.
Compliance Counsel must demonstrate sound judgment and unwavering ethics.
Candidates must be currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing with a state bar association in the United States or its equivalent in Canada or Europe, and have graduated from an accredited U.S., Canadian, or European law school.
For individuals who are interested in working at one of the world's most successful and influential companies, Saudi Aramco’s newly formed Corporate Compliance Organization offers challenging and sophisticated opportunities for its in-house counsel.
Compensation is competitive and includes excellent benefits.
HAWRYLUK ADVISORS helps corporations and law firms with mission critical recruiting and strategic hiring consultation. With an expertise in the energy industry and the Middle East, our clients include some of the most successful companies and law firms in the world.