Regional Privacy Lead – APAC

Legal, Singapore





Salary (monthly)

11,600 - 15,950 SGD + benefits

At Wise, our customers trust us when it comes to their Security and Privacy and our in-house Privacy team is growing.

The global Privacy Team looks after all jurisdictions and you’ll be expected to take ownership of topics from Day 1 with genuine autonomy – one of the things that makes Wise different and exciting. You’ll be faced with a huge variety of privacy challenges and have the opportunity to be recognised as the Wise expert on cutting-edge topics by researching and working with other teams to implement solutions that work for our customers and Wise.

The business looks to the Privacy Team to help solve their problems and understand their privacy risks. You’ll drive the appropriate strategies and capabilities with multiple business, technology and support teams to fulfil our own unique commitment to transparency. You’ll be encouraged to develop relationships with other Wisers all the way up to senior management. 

By gaining the trust of internal teams, you’ll be involved in their projects from start to finish.

Along the way, you’ll benefit from the support of a tight-knit Privacy team, the wider Legal tribe and the other teams at Wise – everyone wants to help you live your best life at Wise and contribute to the Wise Mission..

This role will be in Singapore to provide local time-zone support and to co-locate with other APAC members of the Wise Legal team.


What You’ll Work On

Once you are in the role you will work on the following:

  • Lead a team of privacy and data protection professionals, guiding and overseeing their work to ensure effective implementation of privacy and data protection policies and practices within Wise.
  • Oversee the execution and implementation of the privacy and data protection compliance programme for the APAC region, including leading audits, developing and implementing privacy policies and procedures and monitoring ongoing compliance with the privacy requirements. 
  • Own the impact of APAC and Middle East Privacy Regulations on Wise, including both customer and employee personal data.
  • Be the main escalation point of contact for privacy related inquiries and investigation from internal and external stakeholders, including local data protection authorities. 
  • Engage with senior management and the different tribes across Wise to drive pragmatic approaches to privacy risk management to enable compliant growth in the region. 
  • Subject matter expert on privacy and data protection matters, providing guidance and support to both the team members and other tribes within Wise.
  • Evaluate and proactively identify the impact of contractual and regulatory privacy requirements on Wise. 
  • Stay up to date with the best practices and global developments in the data protection and privacy area.
  • Design and support privacy awareness and culture in the region and across Wise. 
  • Maintain documentation between Wise APAC and Middle East entities and other Wise group entities to meet evolving local requirements as well as the GDPR and UK GDPR.
  • Maintain Wise APAC and Middle East privacy registrations in compliance with local regulations.
  • Horizon-scan for new developments in APAC and Middle East Privacy Regulations and keep the relevant stakeholders informed.
  • Play a full part in the global Privacy Team in managing business as usual tasks and global privacy initiatives.
  • Developing and delivering privacy training to business functions to raise employee awareness.
  • Support periodic audits of data protection compliance within Wise.
  • Assist with the investigation, resolution and reporting of data privacy complaints and breaches.



To thrive in this role, you will be a self-starter, a great influencer and communicator, and have a love of learning. You will be comfortable working in grey areas and making judgement calls at speed. You will be obsessed with detail and happy handling competing priorities and differences of opinion.  You will have strong project management skills, and be able to work independently and  go through walls to get it done, but also enjoy collaborating with others.  You will like shining a light on seemingly hairy problems and collaborating with cross-functional teams to find practical solutions.  And you will enjoy bringing the subject of privacy to life for people with a bit of lightness along the way:

  • Thrive in an environment where you have to get to know people, the Wise product and the technology that underpins it.
  • Able to use a range of communication and influencing techniques to successfully negotiate, collaborate or effect change, in relation to data protection and privacy matters with different stakeholders at all levels within the business across multiple jurisdictions. 
  • Self-starter, confident working in a distributed environment.
  • A team player with an enthusiastic, positive and proactive mind-set, willing to support teams in achieving their goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision but a willingness to provide assistance and share experiences.
  • Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced fun and dynamic environment.
  • Relevant privacy qualification, such as CIPM, CIPP or equivalent.
  • Hands-on experience in China and India privacy compliance.
  • Experience in MNC processing large volume of personal data


What do we offer: 
  • Company Restricted Stock Units
  • Numerous great benefits in our Singapore office which include:
  • Paid annual holiday, sick days, parental leave and other leave opportunities
  • 6 weeks of paid sabbatical after 4 years at Wise on top of annual leave
  • Mobile Wiser program where you can work remotely for up to 90 days every year
  • Flexible working – We want to empower Wisers to make decisions and take ownership of how they work best. We believe that if you are intentional about where and who you work with, you’ll be able to get the best out of any working environment.



Salary (monthly)
$11,600$15,950 SGD

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive. We’re proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.

Every Wiser should feel that they can be themselves at work. Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to share their contributions towards mission zero and able to progress in their careers.

Having diverse teams that reflect our diverse customer base helps us build a better product. We can be more creative and empathetic to our customer’s needs and life experiences and makes sure we leave no-one behind on our journey to mission-zero.

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