The SVP GPRA is a role within Moody’s GPRA team, located in Singapore and acting as a dynamic partner and advisor to regional management and senior business heads, with responsibilities for public affairs engagement in South-East Asia.
The SVP GPRA will execute GPRA initiatives with energy and enthusiasm and provide analysis, advice and project execution on a range of key external-facing elements of GPRA and MCO strategy.
The role requires a combination of government affairs competency, resourcefulness, strong organization, focus and flexibility, emotionally intelligent communications skills, ability to play an active, behind-the-scenes role, be an excellent external ambassador for the firm, while operating with a high degree of personal and professional integrity, and discretion.
Key substantive policy areas of focus include ESG, Fintech, data & technology, financial services, trade and supply chain and political risk.
The SVP will be responsible for public policy engagement and support the firm’s GPRA initiatives, specifically (1) stakeholders including government entities in securities and banking regulators/central banks, Ministries of Finance, Trade and Economy and other government agencies responsible for both international and domestic matters and other influencers across the region such as US Embassies and (2) anticipating, identifying and strategizing on regulatory and legislative challenges and opportunities that impact Moody’s in South East Asia.
Specific responsibilities include:
Policy Analysis & Positions
Work with colleagues, outside consultants and independently to horizon scan and monitor relevant policy developments relevant to Moody’s business including legislative and regulatory proposals, or political developments. Attending and writing up public policy events.
Provide insights and business impact analysis of these developments.
Coordinate determination of the firm’s positions, draft consultation responses either directly on behalf of Moody’s or in concert with industry bodies.
Produce accessible and effective written briefings on often complex topics for internal and external audiences.
Lead efforts to improve external understanding of and positioning of Moody’s, its role in the market across SEA and its research and thought leadership on topics of interest to policymakers
Support research and publications on policy developments for Moody’s different business units either as a sole author or part of a broader team
External Stakeholder Relationship Engagement Strategy and Execution.
Identify, foster relationships with senior level policy makers, regulators and legislators across the region
Develop and execute stakeholder engagement programmes with regulators, policy makers and legislators; trade & industry bodies and other influential third parties
Represent Moody’s at external meetings with political, public affairs and industry stakeholders
Proactively identify public opportunities to engage with external official and influential third party stakeholders
Provide advice and strategy input to APAC Regional Management on MIS’s regional expansion to inform market entry analysis. Coordinate and execute on dialogue with regulators and policymakers on business expansion, licensing. Determine and communicate alignment of expansion strategies with policymakers’ objectives.
Support a robust internal and external communication program working closely with colleagues in business units, Communications, Branding & Marketing
Coordinate closely with risk control functions, MIS Risk, Legal and Compliance
Provide mentorship to GPRA analysts and oversee their performance on critical projects.
Manage two-direct reports located in Singapore.
15 years’ experience in government relations in-house, in a relevant government or regulatory official position, within public policy consultancies or trade/industry bodies
Strong academic background – Bachelor or Master’s degree in International Relations, International Trade & Finance, Economics, Business, Technology, Public Policy or other relevant discipline preferred
Knowledge of regional policy initiatives, track record of successful public policy analysis, strategy and engagement
Model Moody’s core values: Principled, Inclusive, Collaborative, Forward-Thinking, Rigorous
Excellent executive-style communications and presentation skills – visual/written/verbal
Results/action-orientation, excellent execution skills
Robust analytical skills
Organizational and political agility; strong negotiation skills
Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, inclusion and trust
Able to successfully navigate ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
Able to get things done collegially and efficiently
Moody’s Government, Public and Regulatory Affairs (GPRA) is a diverse, global and strategic function reporting directly to the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, deploying expertise on government relations, public policy, regulatory analysis and geopolitical issues to inform Moody’s Corporation (MCO) strategy, commercial activities and risk management across existing business but also new products and markets.
GPRA works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders across these objectives. The team focuses on leading policy and political impact analysis and strategic stakeholder engagement for Moody’s Corporation businesses and shared services. GPRA has specific subject matter expertise on how decisions are made by policymakers and how to engage in the development of public policy. The team also tracks global regulatory proposals and works with the lines of business to determine how they may affect the Moody’s corporation.
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Moody’s is a developmental culture where we value candidates who are willing to grow. So, if you are excited about this opportunity but don’t meet every single requirement, please apply! You may be a perfect fit for this role or other open roles.
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