We believe the greatest investment we make is in our people. Get to know the men and women who make BNY Mellon a world-class financial institution. Meet Francois, who heads Compliance efforts in Frankfurt, Germany.
I’m in Compliance and Ethics, a division of Risk & Compliance. Specifically, I am heading the Compliance team in Frankfurt. We are responsible for ensuring that external and internal rules and regulations are adhered to in the Bank. What I like most about our group is that we face new challenges on a day-to-day basis and that we have to find the adapted solutions to them.
A Day in My Life
I spend the majority of my time giving advice to local departments/to the local management on Compliance related questions. Some of those questions are very challenging as the answer to them is not always the result of a standardized process.
My day to day activities focus on the prevention of financial crime (including Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Bribery and Corruption), data protection and the identification of new regulations which could become relevant for our local activities.
The interaction with the regulators and with our colleagues locally and internationally is a very interesting part of my job.
Three Things That Surprised Me After I Started Working at BNY Mellon
Strong collaboration with EMEA and US colleagues (not only Compliance but all related functions)
Diversity and inclusion
Employee engagement group projects
Where I want to be in 5 years
After further developing my management skills during the five next years, I can imagine undertaking after this time a position with more management responsibilities while still working on international activities.
Head of Compliance, Frankfurt
Years at BNY Mellon
French university (5 years post-secondary school in France)
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