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Head of Government Relations APAC



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Head of Government Relations APAC

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

  • Hybrid
  • Full-time
  • Head

We are hiring a dynamic and experienced professional to lead Government Relations efforts across the Asia-Pacific region. With a commitment to innovation and sustainable growth, we are dedicated to fostering strong partnerships and navigating complex regulatory landscapes.


  • Define, develop and own the government relations and public policy strategy and execution across the region.
  • Lead development and implementation of national GR strategies, OKRs, road maps and action plans.
  • Lead building and maintaining relationships with key government officials, policymakers, regulatory bodies and key opinion leaders.
  • Lead platform licensing within the region (ride-hailing, courier, intercity, cargo and other business verticals operated by inDrive).
  • Coach, mentor and manage a high-performing regional team. Foster a collaborative and innovative team culture, emphasizing continuous learning, scalable process management, and collaborative communications.
  • Identify, map and address regulatory risks and opportunities. Oversee and lead timely analysis of existing and proposed legislation to assess potential impact on inDrive’s business and strategy.
  • Manage regulatory and/or political crises that may arise, develop and implement action plans to address them effectively.
  • Ensure that government relations and public policy best practices and inDrive’s standards and approaches are consistently implemented in both strategic planning, implementation and daily routines.
  • Establish inDrive's brand and profile with policy makers—including Governments, Third parties, Opinion makers and Academia
  • Form and manage the regional GR budget.
  • Serve as a thought leader providing counsel to internal stakeholders on policy, legislative or reputational initiatives that may impact business performance and/or company reputation through regular updates.
  • Engage with the regional leadership team to ensure inDrive being proactive in seeing around legislative corners.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Growth, Legal, Communications, Finance and Product, to ensure compliance with existing regulations and anticipate potential regulatory challenges.
  • Lead replication of regional best practices globally (GR solutions, advocacy programs, narratives, developed and implemented within the region).


  • 12 years of experience in government relations / public policy.
  • 5+ years of experience in tier-one multinationals (inhouse or consulting) would be an advantage.
  • Successful track record in developing public policy strategies and running complex advocacy programs on both national and regional levels.
  • Experience in building effective relationships, demonstrating leadership in management and public policy implementation.
  • A keen understanding of the legislative, regulatory, policymaking, and political processes.
  • Experience developing the regulatory infrastructure for highly regulated industries and being comfortable coping with sophisticated legal and political topics
  • Experience in the ride-hailing and tech area would be a plus.
  • Experience with multi-national corporate setups.
  • Ability to research policy and political issues and summarize the information.
  • Ability to articulate complex regulatory and policy matters into easily understood language.
  • Strong analytical & presentation skills, able to align company strengths and goals with strategic government opportunities and challenges.
  • An ownership mindset of the relevant area(s) of subject matter expertise. Bias for action in everything you do.
  • Capable of building strong relationships cross functionally at all levels across inDrive.
  • Degree in law / economics / political science / international affairs.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English with a proven track record to engage policy concepts with diverse partners is essential.
  • Malay on a proficiency level.
  • A self starter, someone who is highly adaptable as well as calm under pressure.
  • A great team-player who can deal with the ambiguity which is a well known by-product of working with cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills.

Conditions & Benefits

  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Stable salary, health insurance
  • Unlimited opportunities for professional and career growth, regular external and internal training from our partners
  • The opportunity to become part of an international team of professionals who create one of the greatest success stories in the global IT industry
  • Probation period up to 3 months

We offer you all the conditions for professional and personal growth with a rapidly growing tech company. Your resume will be considered within 14 calendar days of receiving it. If your experience meets the requirements of our company, we will contact you.

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