Senior Specialist Counsel, Regulatory Compliance, Compliance & Ethics (Bangkok-based, Relocation provided)

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Bangkok, Thailand

About Agoda 

Agoda is an online travel booking platform for accommodations, flights, and more. We build and deploy cutting-edge technology that connects travelers with more than 3.6 million accommodations globally. Based in Asia and part of Booking Holdings, our 6,000+ employees representing 90+ nationalities foster a work environment rich in diversity, creativity, and collaboration. We innovate through a culture of experimentation and ownership, enhancing the ability for our customers to experience the world.

Our Purpose – Bridging the World Through Travel 

We believe travel allows people to enjoy, learn and experience more of the amazing world we live in. It brings individuals and cultures closer together, fostering empathy, understanding and happiness.
We are a skillful, driven and diverse team from across the globe, united by a passion to make an impact. Harnessing our innovative technologies and strong partnerships, we aim to make travel easy and rewarding for everyone.

Get to Know our Team:

In the age of technology, things are constantly changing. The travel market is much the same, being more dynamic and complex than ever. Agoda’s Legal team is well suited to take on the challenges presented, adopting a proactive mindset to tackle challenges and solve problems. We are quick on our feet, decisive, and collaborate with multiple departments. We hire out-of-the-box thinkers that are well grounded with ethics and legal knowledge to ensure that Agoda achieves the right results, the right way.


The Opportunity:

As the buildling block that provides solid baseline to the company’s culture of integrity, the Agoda Compliance & Ethics team is at the forefront in driving and maintaining the Agoda Compliance & Ethics program.

We are seeking able, confident, curious, and self-motivated lawyer with experience working in or leading global Compliance & Ethics program to join the energetic & passionate Agoda Compliance & Ethics team who will have significant contribution to strengthen regulatory compliance requirements and support integration of Compliance & Ethics program to the business. 

 ** This is a Bangkok-based position, the candidate will be required to relocate to Thailand for the role**

In this Role, you’ll get to:

  • Be a subject matter expert in the team to provide well-reasoned, yet practical legal & compliance advice on a wide range of Compliance & Ethics related matters, policies, and processes. Explain importance of C&E requirements in an understandable way and come up with risk-based and business-oriented mitigation plans.
  • As a true business partner, to maintain regular communication with key business teams across departments, including senior level management, global legal team, sister-brand counterparts, BHI counterparts and external counsel.
  • Be the main driver of the Agoda Compliance & Ethics program development and implementation to maintain strong culture of integrity.
  • Implement Compliance & Ethics- related contract standards and controls, while maintain alignment to the holding company and/or sister-brand level.
  • Contribute to new Compliance & Ethics related policies, procedures, training, and templates with the goal of fostering efficiency and compliance.
  • Collaborate with internal and cross-brand stakeholders to initiate well-functioned and integrated Global Third-Party Risk Management initiative, systems, and processes.
  • Take the lead in managing the Conflict of Interest disclosure process, ensuring proper follow-up to any disclosures and implementation of measures to address actual and/or potential conflicts;
  • Support the investigator in conducting compliance investigations where necessary, including evidence collection, coordinating complex investigations and interviews.
  • Additional project and ad hoc work as necessary to support the compliance & ethics function and mature the program.
  • Coordinate, analyze and document trends in compliance activity and other relevant data to effectively initiate mitigation plan to prevent future impact on the company.


What you’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • At least 5-7 years post-qualified experience in managing/ navigating regulatory compliance areas globally with a focus on APAC. These include ABC, Sanctions, AML, Anti-Discrimination/ Anti-Harassment, Human Rights, as well as C&E program requirements based on US sentencing guidelines, US DOJ Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program, OECD’s 12 Good Practices on Internal Controls, Ethics, and Compliance, UK 6 Principals for Bribery Prevention.
  • At least 5 years in leading or managing key elements of Compliance & Ethics Programs in medium to large organizations.
  • Proactive thinking beyond assigned tasks and consistently developing solutions to further the Compliance & Ethics program.
  • Detailed-oriented, able to connect dots, see the big picture, drive changes, and confidently navigate and appropriately mitigate challenging compliance requirements with business mindsets.
  • Must possess strong project management skills and able to plan and execute projects of significant scope and complexity.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organization skills; English proficiency.
  • Ability to position the role as C&E strategic advisor and forge trusted relationships with colleagues around the world.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
  • Must possess the highest integrity, commensurate with a compliance & ethics position.
  • Ability to operate without extensive supervision and act as a self-starter.
  • Energetic, fast-paced, and always desire to go the extra mile.


It’s Great if you have:

  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional credentials (and required within 18 months of appointment to position).
  • Experience with the travel industry/ technology


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Equal Opportunity Employer 

At Agoda, we pride ourselves on being a company represented by people of all different backgrounds and orientations. We prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. Employment at Agoda is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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Hear from Agodans

Archa Rajeevi Being at Agoda has given me immense growth, progress, opportunities to take a lead on things, ability to work in diverse, inclusive environments, and the chance to work with some of the smartest, kindest people I know. The legal team provides me with a platform to excel every single day. There is so much support, guidance, and mentorship all around me. All of this together makes me sure that this is the best job I have ever had. Archa Rajeevi Specialist Counsel, Compliance & Ethics

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