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Head of Compliance

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6+ years
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Tope Alabi
Tope Alabi

About the role

About Afriex

At Afriex, our mission is to remove the friction of sending money across borders and to level the economic playing field on a global scale. To achieve this we are building a global payment network: a scalable and usable infrastructure that integrates existing fiat and crypto payment networks, including but not limited to crypto exchanges, banks, card processors, and public blockchains. We believe that cryptocurrency will set a new standard for secure online payments, giving individuals and merchants a seamless way to transact with anybody in the world. If you’re looking to join a fast-paced, problem-solving environment at the center of blockchain in Africa, building infrastructure, NFTs, and decentralized applications, please apply!

Job Summary

We are expanding our world-class team and are seeking a qualified legal and compliance professional to support rapid business growth. The Head of Compliance is a critical position who will provide leadership and direction for the development and implementation of regulatory and legal programs for our exchange. This role offers a unique opportunity to develop and drive the strategy, framework and execution of a compliance program in a demanding and ever changing Cryptocurrency landscape.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop internal cryptocurrency compliance policies, protocols and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures systematically across our exchange
  • Build a team to ensure a well informed and compliant employee base
  • Oversee, and partner with, internal and external counsel including developing communication protocols and handling decision making and resolutions end-to-end
  • Act as the point of contact and maintain relationships with regulatory compliance bodies and ensure that regulatory relationships, examinations, reporting and enquiries are handled appropriately and promptly
  • Oversee onboarding process as Compliance lead to ensure a systematic, risk based approach is implemented end to end
  • Navigate and provide oversight of regulations, including rendering opinions and decisions on how to implement policy and operational adjustments to meet changing regulatory and business requirements
  • Remain up-to-date on industry-related best practices and enforcement activities and act as an advisor to the executive team and other partners to roll out and manage adjustments as required
  • Oversee vendor management processes from a risk & compliance standpoint


  • 5+ years of compliance (and/or legal) expertise in the crypto industry
  • Prior experience successfully engaging with government and regulatory bodies
  • Professional or personal experience working in cryptocurrency including the ability to speak intelligently about how the industry functions
  • Desire and drive to help build a Compliance program capable of supporting the growth and scale of a revolutionary company in the crypto space
  • Proven experience troubleshooting and discovering solutions quickly and effectively with exemplary written and verbal communication skills

You’re a good fit if:

  • You can move quickly and can be comfortable with ambiguity
  • You possess strong verbal and written communication
  • You have a proven track record of consistently hitting deadlines, working efficiently and to an exceptionally high standard
  • You have a background in navigating and influencing complex stakeholder relationships across multiple teams, including the ability to push back effectively when needed
  • You have strategic analytical capabilities and strong business and financial acumen
  • You thrive in a fast-paced startup environment

About the interview

Initial interview

We’ll chat with you about your background, prior experience, motivation for working at Afriex, and other introductory things. This call is about getting to know you on your terms Technical interview: In this interview, You’ll meet with an Afriex team member, Investor or advisor to discuss how you would tackle various problems. We don’t expect you to know the answer to every question we might ask—an impressive technical interview might just mean that you asked just as insightful questions as your insightful answers.

Final team interview:

After the technical interview, we’ll let you know whether we’re interested in moving forward to a final interview where you’ll get an opportunity to talk to the entire team at Afriex. We’ll ask you more questions about your leadership and organizational experience and you’ll be able to ask any questions you still have about our culture, our plans, our upcoming technical challenges, and whatever else comes to your mind.


After the final interview, we’ll let you know whether we’re interested in extending an offer. If we extend an offer, our team members will continue to be available for you to ask anyone any questions that might have come up for you since the last interview.

Why you should join Afriex

Afriex app makes it super easy for immigrants to send money home. We do this by leveraging blockchain technology to make transfers faster and cheaper than banks or other transfer services

Team Size:2
Location:San Francisco
Tope Alabi
Tope Alabi
John Obirije
John Obirije