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Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Southeast Asia

S&P Global Singapore
Posted 14 days ago Permanent Competitive
Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Southeast Asia
About the Role:
Grade Level (for internal use):
13 The Role: Director, Southeast Asia, Government Affairs and Public Policy

Grade (for internal reference only) : 12 / 13

The Team: In this role, you will be responsible for managing projects across a broad range of issues. You will report to the Head of International Government Affairs, Asia Pacific and Latin America. You will coordinate closely with the business and product organizations and key cross-functional partners to design and evaluate responses to policy challenges, help develop globally consistent messaging around key issues, and engage key stakeholders.

The Impact: You have a strong track record in effective communication and relationship management along with excellent analytical and organizational skills. You can collaborate seamlessly with your colleagues and are able to develop and implement creative ideas with the discipline to manage competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment. You have experience either working with or in a corporate public policy team, regulatory agency, trade association, or other government role as well as a demonstrated ability to grasp complex technical and policy issues. You will help develop the government engagement strategies, manage relationships, and directly engage with Southeast Asian policymakers. In addition, you will consult with our internal teams on the implications of regulatory developments on products and services, working with a closely coordinated group of professionals to plan, develop, and respond to changing conditions and actively support advocacy efforts that drive adoption of policies based on S&P Global priority issues.

What's in it for you: As Director, Government Affairs, you are a collaborative visionary who will help deliver against S&P Global's advocacy strategy. You will be a key member of our government affairs practice helping to track, manage, and advance issues with policy makers and influencers.

  • You will work closely with leaders in our business divisions as well as external stakeholders to support advocacy efforts and to drive adoption of policies based on S&P Global priority issues.
  • Advise S&P Global division leaders on policy risks impacting the business and align with advocacy efforts to mitigate policy, regulatory and governmental risks to the SPGI business. Collaborate with the Global Public Policy Team to develop written content and policy position papers for internal and external distribution.
  • Coordinate closely with Global Public Policy Team to provide best-in-class engagement support for Senior Leaders across the company on thought leadership priorities, bi-lateral meetings, trade association partnerships, and events.
  • Identify opportunities for division senior leadership to provide thought leadership to and build relationships with key government officials, trade groups and other key industry stakeholders and influencers.
  • Manage internal communication and internal relationships, as well as external relationships with governments, associations and third parties to promote SPGI policy priorities.
  • Serve as a liaison to SPGI legal, compliance, and enterprise risk teams to flag potential risks as well as identify proactive policy changes we can promote externally.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Background in financial services, sustainability, and technology issues.
  • Experience working with Southeast Asian governments.
  • Strong network of contacts in Southeast Asian government.
  • Proactive self-starter. Ability to lead and evaluate issues independently and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong understanding of political dynamics, and a high attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience working in government, financial services and technology companies, or industry associations.
  • Familiarity with energy transition issues and ESG policies.
  • Master's degree in a relevant discipline a plus.
  • Familiarity working in regulatory and compliance a plus.

What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:
Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:
We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.

We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
For more information on benefits by country visit:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), CMCOAF202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 299865
Posted On: 2024-05-11
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Job ID  299865
New York, United States
35000 Employees Information Services
We accelerate progress: Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of...
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