Vice-President, Strategy, Governance and Advisory, EAML

  • Full-Time
  • Anywhere

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The Vice-President, Strategy, Governance & Advisory, EAML is accountable for providing oversight of money laundering and terrorist financing risks and CIBC’s compliance with Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing (AML/ATF) legislation and regulatory guidelines in all jurisdictions. The role has ownership of the enterprise AML framework, policy and standards; and the ongoing maintenance of the global risk and compliance management (RCM) library relating to money laundering and terrorist financing controls. The role also supports the dissemination and communication of these changes to AML groups, lines of businesses, and the enterprise as applicable. The VP, Strategy, Governance & Advisory, EAML is also accountable for the development and delivery of the enterprise AML training program including the delivery of on-going updates and the of efficacy of the training program as per Regulatory guidelines.

The VP is responsible for supporting the Chief AML Officer (CAMLO) on all aspects of CIBC’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing program in Canada and globally.

As an organizational leader, this role champions:

CIBC employee experience principles:

  • Always professional so our team members can excel and be their best professional self.
  • Radically simple so our team members can focus on what they need to do and make an impact.
  • Genuinely caring so our team members can feel valued for who they are and what they contribute.

CIBC leadership capabilities:

  • Envisions the future to innovate purposefully to create new value and harness new capabilities in order to meet the evolving needs of our diverse stakeholders.
  • Inspires hearts and minds to build an inclusive culture where we make bold choices, collaborate, and empower others to take chances and do what’s right for our stakeholders.
  • Drives action and impact, together to align with urgency around what matters, making decisions with speed and always making a real difference.

What You’ll be Doing


  • Facilitate the creation of a medium to long term vision, mission and mandate for the EAML group.
  • Lead the EAML operational capability assessment through industry scans, third party engagement, stakeholder reviews and best practice research.
  • Lead the development of an overarching strategic change and investment roadmap focused on medium and longer term EAML goals.
  • Monitor the implementation and performance to target for divisional strategic goals and identify opportunities and means for increasing efficiency and effectiveness across all areas of EAML.


  • Provide leadership and oversight in the integration and management of money laundering and terrorist financing compliance and internal control activities across multiple CIBC businesses involving multiple business standards of behavior and compliance.
  • Oversee the content of the global RCM library ensuring that each region has captured the prescribed AML/ATF and sanctions requirements and corresponding controls in accordance with relevant regulatory guidelines.
  • Lead the development, maintenance and communication of CIBC global ATF/ATF program, framework, policy and standards.
  • Support the CAMLO on reporting the results of self-assessments, issues, initiatives, and incidents and provide an opinion as to the adequacy of the AML/ATF regime to senior management, committees and the CIBC Board
  • Provide oversight on necessary research and reports on best practices while actively monitoring global regulatory changes, developments and trends related to AML/ATF and the AML governance model.
  • Communicate regularly with executive management to promote internal controls and the issuance of AML related policies.
  • Work closely with Internal Audit and other internal groups such as Legal to provide corporate governance advice to CIBC business units on an ongoing basis.


  • Provide oversight and subject matter expertise to CIBC lines of businesses during the development and implementation of processes, including new initiatives, to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain oversight of Anti Money Laundering Officers (AMLO), who represent the Chief AML Officer in the Lines of Business including ongoing management of compliance officers and other staff to ensure compliance by CIBC businesses.
  • Accountable for AML compliance oversight and subject matter expertise for CIBC businesses in the regions, including U.K., Europe and Asia-Pacific and oversees the Regional AML Officers.
  • Actively participate in the control and risk self-assessment process, the new initiative approval process, and the reputation and legal risks approval process.
  • Develop and implement AML/ATF training to ensure all CIBC employees and others authorized to act on behalf of CIBC are familiar with CIBC’s AML/ATF Policy, and their responsibility to report unusual and potentially suspicious activity to the AML Group.
  • Attend key management meetings and other management forums involving product or service development and implementation.

People Management

  • Provide leadership and effective management of department staff to influence employee commitment to the organization and to the team.
  • Set appropriate context when assigning work to link employee’s work to organizational and department goals.
  • Build team and individual capabilities to ensure employees are capable of performing to job requirement standards.
  • Manage performance by providing fair and accurate formal and informal feedback, emphasizing employee strengths, and clarifying performance expectations.
  • Create a positive work environment by being an effective role model and by creating a winning work environment.
  • Identify and resolve compliance issues to ensure team members adhere to CIBC policies and governance requirements.

What We’re Looking For

  • In-depth knowledge of the Canadian regulatory environment with strong knowledge of financial crime and/or anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of CIBC’s products and services, policies and procedures and business culture to relate regulatory needs to specific product and delivery channel needs.
  • Knowledge of the markets and practices in which CIBC operates in order to link practices to those of the marketplace.
  • Advanced analytical, conceptual thinking and sound judgement when handling complex and highly confidential matters.
  • Ability to interpret complex regulatory issues, and to provide sound guidance to businesses in a straightforward manner.
  • Leadership and people skills to manage regulators, compliance officers and their clients including the front office, infrastructure and risk management units.
  • Effective team player with strong leadership, relationship management, communication and presentation skills.

What CIBC Offers

At CIBC, your goals are a priority. We start with your strengths and ambitions as an employee and strive to create opportunities to tap into your potential. We aspire to give you a career, rather than just a paycheck.

  • We work to recognize you in meaningful, personalized ways including a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, a benefits program , defined benefit pension plan , an employee share purchase plan, a vacation offering, wellbeing support, and MomentMakers, our social, points-based recognition program.
  • Our spaces and technological toolkit will make it simple to bring together great minds to create innovative solutions that make a difference for our clients.
  • We cultivate a culture where you can express your ambition through initiatives like Purpose Day; a paid day off dedicated for you to use to invest in your growth and development.

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What you need to know

  • CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation, please contact
  • You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit .

Job Location

Toronto-81 Bay, 29th Floor Employment Type

Regular Weekly Hours

37.5 Skills

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