Head of Ethics and Compliance

Airlines & Aviation Full Time
  • Airlines & Aviation
  • Full Time
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • At least 10 years’ management experience including in compliance, auditing, risk, or a related discipline.

Website Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates. The airline was set up by a Royal Decree in July 2003, with Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, as its hub. Etihad started commercial operations in November 2003.

Head of Ethics and Compliance


Promote a strong ethics & compliance culture by developing and deploying an effective ethics and compliance programme and compliance management system. Specifically, bear overall responsibility for the Code of Business Conduct and compliance therewith as well as for the export control, anti-corruption/anti-bribery, sanctions and data privacy programmes. Oversee the global implementation of a robust data protection compliance programme.


•    Strategy – Plan, structure and implement Etihad’s ethics & compliance and global privacy programme in line with globally accepted standards such as the US Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organisations, ISO 37301, and similar standards. Develop and execute global privacy strategy for Etihad.
•    Policies and Procedures – Define and implement group compliance policies, procedures, and processes to ensure compliance with relevant regulations, data protection laws, and Etihad’s policies. Advise executive management on compliance policy and privacy related matters consulting legal or external counsel where needed.
•    People development – direct, manage, the ethics & compliance function to ensure that is has clear objectives, is appropriately staffed, and is suitably skilled and experienced.
•    Compliance risk management – Provide the Board’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and executive management with regular visibility of compliance and privacy risks affecting the business and data subjects, and provide advice regarding mitigating actions. Maintain appropriate relationships and act as Etihad’s point of contact with key regulators and data protection authorities on ethics & compliance issues.
•    Training and communications – direct the team to identify and deliver appropriate compliance and ethics, and privacy training and communications and awareness programmes for employees to help mitigate risk.
•    Measurement and Monitoring – monitor Etihad’s internal culture of integrity and the compliance programmes for effectiveness. Set appropriate performance measures and report these regularly to executive management and the Audit Committee.  Secretary to the Ethics & Compliance Board.
•    Allegations and investigations – coordinate and oversee confidential employee reporting and investigations processes. Oversee and coordinate the personal data breach response procedure.

Education & Experience

•    At least 10 years’ management experience including in compliance, auditing, risk, or a related discipline
•    University degree. Preferably in law, but other fields will be considered depending on experience
•    Relevant Ethics & Compliance certification such as Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Privacy Professional etc. preferred.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the world’s leading airlines. From its home in Abu Dhabi, Etihad flies to passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Together with Etihad’s codeshare partners, Etihad’s network offers access to hundreds of international destinations. In recent years, Etihad has received numerous awards for its superior service and products, cargo offering, loyalty programme and more. Etihad is recognised as one of the world’s leading airlines in response to COVID-19 and was the first airline in the world to fully vaccinate its crew on board.

Etihad sees tackling the climate crisis as the most important issue of our time, and through strategic partnerships with major global aviation brands and OEMs, Etihad is relentless in its pursuit of industry decarbonisation.

To learn more, visit etihad.com

To apply for this job please visit careers.etihad.com.

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