Chief Compliance Officer, Cryptocurrency Custodian (Dir), Dublin

Ref: CCO-0607
Excellent Package and Share Options
Major Banking Group, Crypto Start-up
Institutional Custody Business, Cryptocurrencies, MLRO, Financial Crime/FCC

This new Crypto Custodian, backed by a major banking group, is bringing best practices into the digital asset ecosystem.  Reporting to the CEO, they now seek Chief Compliance Officer to lead its compliance and anti-money laundering (AML) programs and develop best in class operating policies and procedures for their Irish operation.  Your Compliance experience may have been gained in a Custodian a Hedge Fund or a Crypto-focused fund administration firm.  This is an exciting opportunity in the fast-growing world crypto custody and comes with a great package and excellent share options scheme.


  • Perform role as Chief Compliance Officer, Deputy MLRO, and DPO as per Irish regulations. (To transition to full MLRO role as a Pre-Approved Control Function per CBI requirements)
  • Develop Conduct & Financial Crime Compliance (CFCC) policies
  • Provide reporting to Group governance (e.g. Board, UK MLRO) as required
  • Design governance structure & implement CFCC monitoring/surveillance programmes
  • Drive AML/CFT risk management & approve controls
  • Keep abreast of Regulatory developments and build relationship with Regulators


  • At least 10 yrs+ a regulatory or compliance managerial position
  • Great knowledge of the key CFCC risks for a Custodian, including sales and transactional activities of the business
  • Strong abilities in risk identification & assessment, controls development, monitoring and reporting.
  • Great technical knowledge of laws and regulations for crypto-assets
  • Able to engage with Regulators and government bodies across EU as required, especially in Ireland.
  • Good understanding of MiFID II, and MAR/MAD II
  • Professional Certificate in Compliance/Professional Diploma in Compliance
  • Degree in Business, Finance, Law or equivalent.