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International Government Relations, Environmental and Social Policy Lead - APAC

Bank of America

Bank of America

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Bank of America

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Location: Singapore: occasional travel required

Responsibilities:

  • Management. Acting as the senior Government Relations and International Environmental and Social Policy lead for Bank of America in the APAC region, with direct report to the International Head of Government Relations and Environmental and Social Policy. Collaborating closely with regional management and participating in global collaboration efforts as the senior APAC point person, as required.

  • Supervision of issues management. Supervising the mapping of public policy and regulatory issues of relevance to Bank of America’s business across the APAC region as well as issues relevant for Bank of America as a major global financial institution that might emerge from the region; identifying new issues on an ongoing basis; prioritising the issues; monitoring and reporting on developments. This should explicitly – and in depth – cover regulatory developments in relation to environmental and social policy.

  • Supervision of political and policy monitoring. Following general political and policy trends across the APAC region, supervising the analysis and reporting on how these might impact Bank of America’s prioritised regulatory issues.

  • Analysis and advocacy. Lead and be responsible for the development of advocacy strategies, positions and plans to ensure positive positioning of Bank of America among regulatory, environmental and social circles across APAC, as well as effective engagement on the key regulatory and public policy issues important to Bank of America’s business. Supervise the production of quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as lead the drafting of advocacy material (presentations, position papers, message books, speeches, and other outreach material) to get Bank of America’s messages across effectively.

  • Supervision of outreach coordination. Be responsible for the practical implementation of Bank of America’s APAC government relations activities, including leading the involvement with industry associations or other networking groups, participating in the organisation of Bank of America-sponsored events, and meeting organisation and logistics for senior Bank of America executives. Supervise or carry out the drafting of background briefings, messages and – as required – speeches to prepare the participation of senior executives at these occasions. Manage Bank of America’s government affairs, environmental and social (ESG) policy consultancy relationships in the region, as required.

Skills required:

  • Excellent understanding and awareness of the public policy environment, ideally across the entire APAC region

  • Knowledge of – and experience with – financial services regulation, especially in the field of environmental and social policy

  • Knowledge of – and experience with – the political, regulatory, and supervisory stakeholders relevant across the region

  • Excellent English both verbally and in writing; ability to draft succinct reports and other material in English is essential

  • Ability to work directly with senior, international executives, is essential

  • Willingness and ability to work closely in a global team composed of highly skilled individuals with an international background is essential.

  • University degree from a relevant field, for example international relations, public policy, economics, business administration and/or ESG

  • 15 years of relevant work experience in Government body, supervisory authorities, trade associations, financial services industry, consultancies