Would you like to be part of a public policy team that is driving the adoption of cloud computing in Asia Pacific? The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Policy team is at the forefront of helping customers maximize the benefits of cloud computing by removing regulatory and political blockers to cloud adoption.
We do this by working with governments as they develop and revise policies related to the digital economy, including cloud first policies, data protection regulations, outsourcing guidelines, cyber security policies, tax policy, and over the top regulations.
AWS is looking for a talented, innovative, and well-connected individual to represent AWS in Pakistan before policymakers that are strategically important to the AWS business.
The successful candidate will proactively build relationships with key policymakers, politicians and influencers. You will develop and execute strategies that mitigate policy risks to the business, as well as advance strategic business opportunities in these market segments.
This position will also lead AWS’s participation in strategic business associations and coalitions in Pakistan. You will become familiar with all aspects of AWS’s business, and interface directly with the business units in the region.
This Pakistan-based government affairs and policy position, will report into the ASEAN Public Policy team, and shall :
Develop and implement government affairs campaigns for AWS in Pakistan that result in policies that enable cloud computing adoption by customers, including start-ups, mature businesses in highly-regulated sectors and government agencies;
Represent key positions directly and through industry associations / coalitions or third-parties to the Pakistan government;
Work collaboratively and transparently with the AWS business units to ensure alignment between core business priorities, public policy goals and go to market strategies;
Advise the AWS business (including those with limited familiarity with Pakistan) on how to navigate and manage regulatory and political risk in Pakistan
Facilitate high-level meetings between AWS executives and key stakeholders, including senior government officials, regulators, industry associations and alliance partners to promote and advocate the company’s public policies;
Determine, maintain and staff appropriate corporate membership opportunities in industry associations / coalitions on behalf of AWS, and ensure appropriate utilization of high judgment, high integrity outside consultants.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant discipline (public policy, law, economics or similar). An advanced degree is preferred.
8-10 years of experience representing a large company or association before national and local policymakers, preferably but not necessarily in the tech industry.
The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations;
Strong understanding of IT issues in Pakistan, including cloud computing, cyber security, data protection, over-the-top policy, and e-commerce;
and / or track-record of engaging with IT ministry, financial services regulators and other policy makers;
Demonstrated track-record of achieving meaningful changes to regulatory environment through public policy advocacy, and demonstrated ability to influence, negotiate with, and persuade others;
Strong understanding of political landscape in Pakistan and global political and regulatory trends that may impact the AWS business;
Ability to dive deep on regulations by understanding how legislative and regulatory proposals may impact the AWS business, and synthesize policy documents for internal and external customers;
Highly effective oral and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively interact at highest corporate and political levels;
Exceptional written communications (English); ability to convince stakeholders about merit of a public policy strategy through written communications;
Proven track record of successfully working with a wide array of functional groups across an organization (especially other regulatory functions such as legal, security and PR) as well as working independently;
Comfortable working in ambiguous environments; self-starter that can use good judgment and resourcefulness to advance public policy priorities in the absence of clear guidance;
Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality and integrity, with a strong professional reputation in the industry;
Fluent written and spoken English and Urdu is a must.
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