Job @ Dentsu as Ethics & Compliance Director, South Asia at its Mumbai & Gurugram office.

Job @ Dentsu as Ethics & Compliance Director, South Asia at its Mumbai & Gurugram office.

About Dentsu

Dentsu International is a multinational media and digital marketing communications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese advertising and public relations firm Dentsu. Its principal services are communications strategy through digital creative execution, media planning and buying, sports marketing and content creation, brand tracking and marketing analytics.

ROLE TITLE : Ethics & Compliance Director, South Asia

DEPARTMENT : Legal & Compliance

LOCATION: Mumbai & Gurugram

This is a new role. It is required to address inadequacies around compliance with dentsu’s Code of Conduct and key policies and culture of decision-making in the South Asia region, with a focus on India.


  • Implement an effective ethics and compliance program for dentsu's

    South Asia markets, aligned to the global Ethics and Compliance

    program strategy and regional Ethics and Compliance priorities

  • Collaborate with South Asia market leadership and in conjunction

    with the General Counsel, South Asia to foster an ethical culture

  • Embed an effective and strong ethics and compliance program and

    ethical culture within dentsu’s ways of working and decision- making.


  • Implements, manages and prioritizes ethics & compliance program activities and initiatives for the South Asia region

  • Effectively partners with South Asia senior management in collaboration with the General Counsel, South Asia, to foster an ethical culture through appropriate communication and demonstration of ethical and compliance standards aligned with dentsu’ Code of Conduct and policies

  • Conducts compliance risk assessment - works with internal functions and market senior management to help identify, and assess compliance risks, develop, report and monitor mitigation actions

  • Contributes to the enterprise risk management process

  • Leads or assists in internal investigations

  • Conducts internal investigations of alleged Code of Conduct and

    policy breaches, monitors the execution of disciplinary actions

    and remediation activities

  • Conduct risk-based ethics and compliance training for increased

    understanding and improved decision making aligned with

    dentsu’s Code of Conduct and key policies

  • Collaborate with Communications team to provide regular and

    timely ethics and compliance related communication in

    consultation with the General Counsel, South Asia.

  • Implement and monitor third party (including affiliate) due diligence, review & resolve red flags with internal functions and

    business partners

  • Operationalize key policies (e.g. Anti-corruption, Gift and

    Hospitality and Conflicts of Interest Policies) and embed relevant processes including red flag identification and resolution within the business processes and decision-making

  • Lead and facilitate the implementation of the Ethics & Compliance Agenda of the Risk and Compliance Committee meetings and follow through on actions arising

  • Implement dashboards, scorecards and presentations to highlight ethics and compliance gaps and to highlight good practice

  • Responds to compliance related queries from staff, management and Legal and Compliance colleagues including supporting responses to client inquiries

  • Supports M&A, compliance due diligence process and integration activities

  • Supports global and APAC regional ethics and compliance initiatives and contributes to global and regional program strategy and priorities.


  • Bachelor degree, in Finance or Law. Legal qualifications or training will be advantageous.

  • Proven experience in implementing Ethics & Compliance program (minimum 8-10 years).

  • Significant experience in conducting complex internal investigations

  • Strong business acumen and extensive experience dealing with and influencing senior stakeholders.

  • Solution oriented, with a hands-on mind set

  • Strong project management, process-orientation, skills to

    effectively design, develop and implement compliance and relevant

    business processes, controls, and workflows

  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills

  • Ability to prioritise complex and often interrelated tasks

  • Good team player, collaborative style of working

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