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Director of Corporate Compliance & Integrity

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Director of Corporate Compliance & Integrity

Our Company

Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, has grown from a small Dutch start-up to the third largest ecommerce company in the world. is the largest business within Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) and accounts for the vast majority of Booking Holdings’ total revenue. Booking Holdings is a leading Fortune 500 e-commerce conglomerate with a market cap of approximately $100 billion.

With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. connects travelers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts and even tree houses. The website and mobile apps are available in over 43 languages and customers can reach 24/7 for assistance and support in over 43 languages. As envisions a future in which it will serve customers a one-stop solution for all travel-related needs, we are working towards offering a fully ‘Connected Trip’, in which every aspect of the travel experience can be planned and booked through us. We are determined to build the number 1 travel brand in the world!

At, the decisions we make are a reflection of our Values - they reflect what is important to us, both as individuals and as an organization. When they are shared, they build unity in a group. They build culture:

  • Think customer first. We obsess about adding value for our customers - guests, partners, colleagues - to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.
  • Own it. We deliver on our promises, make informed decisions and prioritize to get the important things done today.
  • Learn forever. We are resilient, take time to reflect, and seek to learn – from colleagues, from the outside world and from our failures.
  • Succeed together.We celebrate team success, through making connections, building trust and valuing the diverse perspectives of others.
  • Do the right thing. We get the right results the right way. For each other, our communities and the world around us. Leadership Team

  • Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Fogel
  • SVP, Chief Finance Officer (interim), Sue D’Emic
  • SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Arjan Dijk
  • SVP, Chief Legal Officer, Maria Barros
  • SVP, Chief People Officer, Paulo Pisano
  • SVP, Trips, Bryan Batista
  • SVP, Accommodations, James Waters
  • SVP, Chief Technology Officer, Rob Francis
  • SVP, Fintech, Daniel Marovitz

Profile Director of Corporate Compliance & Integrity

This position will play a lead role in providing oversight compliance counselling and leadership for all business groups in the company (including managing the regional compliance programs) as well as leading the company’s investigations function. In this role, you will be expected to develop and drive initiatives to promote a culture of responsible business practices and ethical conduct. You will ensure the Leadership Team, senior management and employees are in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations globally; company policies and procedures are being followed; and behavior in the organization meets the Code of Conduct.

The right candidate will have substantive legal experience in a broad spectrum of compliance areas, with primary focus on internal investigations, whistleblowing laws, internal fraud, anti-bribery and corruption laws, and conflicts of interest. You will have experience working with senior business leaders to promote the compliance program agenda and responding to quickly developing regulatory changes (change management experience) and investigation matters. You are a seasoned leader with versatility and a strong commitment to ethics and integrity.

The position will report to Femi Thomas, our Chief Compliance Officer & Global Head of Litigation and will have a team consisting of six reporting to her/him.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maturing the company’s internal investigations program and capabilities - including the tool and technology integration, developing appropriate skills and resources to meet growing regulatory demands in integrity investigations, developing mechanisms for conducting non-investigative compliance assessments.
  • Promoting a healthy working relationship with key reporting stakeholders - including external auditors, regulators and enforcement authorities.
  • Procuring and interpreting legal advice to the various business units to ensure effective controls and promote compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Leading the regional compliance teams - consisting of lawyers and other professionals in EMEA, APAC, NORAM and LATAM regions, and promoting the localization of the compliance program.
  • Contributing to the development of ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) programs in line with broader company objectives and overseeing the human rights risk management program for
    Contributing to the overall maturation of the compliance program as a member of the Compliance and Ethics Leadership Team.

The ideal candidate for the role will have:

  • A minimum of 12 years’ experience in a relevant or transferable area of law
  • 4+ years experience leading, developing and building teams - including experience managing diverse and distanced teams
  • A Law degree with relevant post-qualification leadership experience in compliance and ethics and internal investigations gained at a reputable law firm and or large corporate
  • Experience building compliance program components
  • A strategic mindset and be able to effectively discuss with and advise management regarding complex legal matters and challenging situations
  • Experience identifying and liaising with local counsel around the globe, identifying suitable partners, commissioning work, challenging deliverables etc
  • Strong influencing skills are a must, including the ability to collaborate and problem-solve in a data-driven, international business
  • Experience interacting with external auditors and senior executive leadership
  • Experience working with major internal investigations platforms (Navex) and eDiscovery platforms
  • Experience managing internal resources/budget, and building a strategic plan and related budget request for the team, with clear deliverables and milestones
  • Fluency in English (a must-have; additional European languages are a benefit)
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Further skills we are looking for:

  • Aligning with’s Values (Think Customer First, Succeed Together, Own It, Learn Forever, Do the Right Thing)
  • Being curious, flexible, and a creative & pragmatic problem solver
  • Confident yet collaborative
  • Ability to influence stakeholders across all levels within the organisation
  • Being proactive, resilient and having the drive to get things done
  • Having sound judgement and the ability to see the big picture and simultaneously appreciate the details necessary to operationalise the strategy
  • Having the courage to take positions and make tough judgment calls
  • Being a team player, self aware and a good listener - a diverse group will always find the best solution!
  • Ability to move with agility, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
  • Forward thinking with an interest in emerging issues in legal and policy
fulltime, parttime
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Parttime - Fulltime