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Head of Financial Crime DK, Legal, Copenhagen

Job ID: 2930 
Job Country: Denmark 
Job City: Copenhagen 


We are looking for the next generation of leaders with an interest for the financial crime area, to join the Financial Crime Department of Group Legal. This is an opportunity for you to lead and function in an international, dynamic and strategically important area for the Bank.


In today’s world, change is the one thing you can count on. But whatever the future brings, our customers remain at the heart of everything we do.


That’s where you come in. Working with and leading dedicated colleagues in an exciting, fast-paced environment, you’ll help the bank manage a complex regulatory framework while helping meet our customer’s changing needs.


We aim to be courageous and explorative in our approach to innovating better ways of delivering banking services – anytime, anywhere, while manouvering a dynamic regulatory environment. This means you’ll have many opportunities to learn and grow as you build your career with us. Will you help us lead the way in sustainable and ethical banking?


Your future responsibilities


You’ll join the Financial Crime department of Group Legal as a people leader, where we handle financial crime prevention and related matters ​across all bank and group functions and several Nordic jurisdictions.


What you’ll be doing:


  • People Leader; Grow and develop team members, take part of a passionate and innovative management team who work closely together across units and countries to structure and coordinate both workflow and business development
  • Legal & strategic advisory: Support senior stakeholders in business areas and group functions by providing professional legal advice and guidance in relation to the various issus which arises from the day-to-day operations
  • Legal interpretation: Assessing and informing internal stakeholders on relevant laws, regulations and market practices in order to enhance awareness of legal risks and opportunities
  • Project management: participating and managing cross functional and international regulatory and strategic projects, in close collaboration with colleagues across the legal department and other group functions.


The role is based in Copenhagen. Welcome to a Nordic team of highly skilled and passionate financial crime experts with great cross country collaboration and a unique competence base.


Who you are


Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the four key values that guide us in being at our best. We imagine that you enjoy learning and are excited about bringing your ideas to the table. You’re dependable, willing to speak up – even when it’s difficult – and committed to empowering others.


Your profile and background:


  • True team spirit, an open and curios mindset and positive attitude
  • Passionate about leadership and team development
  • Excellent English skills, written and oral.
  • Law degree from one of the Nordic countries (or international top tier equivalent).
  • Recognized expert within the financial crime area and well oriented in related areas, such as data privacy and financial regulation.
  • 5+ years of prior management experience from financial instution or multinational corporation.
  • Great analytical and communication skills with the ability to break down complex information in an understandable way
  • Highly organized and ambitious about creating tech savvy legal solutions
  • Proven negotiation skills together with a sound business judgment


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 30/09/2021. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Nahale Ståhl Hallengren at: nahale.s.hallengren@nordea.com

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.


Please be aware that any applications or CVs coming through email or direct messages will not be accepted or considered.

Department:  Legal / Compliance / Sourcing

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