Business Development Manager (m/f/d) – Singapore Career Opportunities

Business Development Manager (m/f/d) – Singapore


Established by the Financial Stability Board in June 2014, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is a not-for-profit organization created to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). GLEIF manages a network of partners, the LEI issuing organizations, to provide trusted services and open, reliable data for unique legal entity identification worldwide. GLEIF services ensure the operational integrity of the Global LEI System and facilitate making the LEI a broad public good available on our website. As a result, the LEI remains the industry standard best suited to providing open and reliable data for unique legal entity identification management. Learn more at

Position summary

The Business Development Manager will establish and manage relationships with targeted financial institutions, data vendors, technology companies, associations and governmental agencies to develop and promote the use of the LEI in Singapore. We seek a business-oriented individual with experience working in an international environment and managing relations with a diverse group of organizations. The Business Development Manager should be a self-starter and comfortable working remotely with other colleagues at GLEIF. The Business Development Manager will have the opportunity to play a founding role in establishing GLEIF within Singapore.

Key Responsibilities:

• Work with the GLEIF Head of Business Development for Asia Region to develop and implement the go-to-market strategy for the targeted jurisdiction and sectors
• Establish and maintain key contact lists of the targeted organizations to promote LEI adoption in the targeted jurisdiction
• Act as the primary interface between the targeted organizations and GLEIF
• Present and promote the LEI’s value, arrange and manage follow up calls and meetings necessary
• Prepare regular status reports and metrics regarding the engagement for the GLEIF Head of Business Development for Asia Region
• Define and establish communications channels and appropriate approaches to increase market awareness of the LEI
• Manage the GLEIF communications with external parties including reviews of communications content and strategy (e.g., social media, press releases, etc.)
• Assist with technical communications
• Monitor relevant legal or political trends for the business development initiatives in the targeted jurisdiction
• Prepare public consultation responses in collaboration with GLEIF Policy Research Manager

Strategic Thinking & Leadership

• In collaboration with GLEIF Head of Business Development for Asia Region, develop a go-to-market strategy for the targeted jurisdiction and sectors
• Develop local network to facilitate LEI adoption and education
• Implement plans for business development initiatives along GLEIF’s growth strategy
• Collaborate with other GLEIF business units
• Contribute to the continuing improvement of documents and standards governing the GLEIF’s relationships through best practice recommendations

Experience and competencies for success

• Experience in an international and/or multi-cultural organization
• Familiarity with the operational and organizational environment of financial institutions and related sectors such as trade finance or digital transformation in the targeted jurisdiction
• Familiarity with the regulatory landscape in financial industry or other relevant industries in the targeted jurisdiction
• Strong self-starter skills with at least 5+ years of experience in a relevant function in the targeted jurisdiction
• High energy, flexibility, ability to work in a dynamic environment and to be engaged both inside and outside of normal business hours
• University or accredited degree in finance, economics, and/or business with focus on applied computer science is highly preferred
• Exceptional personal skills including social competency, strong teamwork skills and cross-functional communication ability
• Strong professional oral and written communication skills
• Fluent spoken and written English. Additional language proficiency (especially local language in the targeted jurisdiction) is a plus.

Department: Business Operations
Reports into: Head of Business Development for Asia Region
Management responsibility: No
Location: Singapore. Expected to have some availability outside of normal local working hours – will interface with colleagues in Central European and North America east coast time zone.
Scope: Full-time

What we offer

This is an opportunity, to make an impact on the transparency of the financial services and other industries in a not-for-profit, stable business that is committed to investing in the foundation, its partner relationships and its employees. You will join a highly motivated new team with the mission to successfully implement the Global Legal Entity Identifier system. Compensation and benefits will be of course adequate to the position.

In addition, we offer

• Professional development
• Flexible working hours
• Mobile work required
• Multicultural organization
• Company iPhone & Macbook & External screen

We look forward to your application. Please send your résumé alongside a letter of interest to

How an LEI can help your business get fit for the future

  • Improved risk management.
  • Increased operational efficiency.
  • More accurate calculation of exposures.
  • Simplified regulatory reporting.
  • Ensured counterparties for any business process.
  • Unique counterparty identification globally.

Follow five easy steps to apply for an LEI number

  1. Review your LEI requirements.
  2. Explore your LEI issuer's website of choice.
  3. Provide your 'business card' information.
  4. Verify and submit your LEI request.
  5. Make payment.