World-Check Appoints Daniel Peak as New Chief Executive Officer

    LONDON, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - World-Check's Board of Directors has today
announced the appointment of Daniel Peak to the position of Chief Executive
Officer. This appointment marks the culmination of a carefully architected
expansion of World-Check's management team that will lead this
market-pioneering company through its continued rapid growth.
    Established in 2000, the World-Check database tracks the identities and
activities of heightened-risk individuals and businesses from over
240 countries and territories. World-Check is the recognized market pioneer in
providing risk intelligence to regulated industries to help meet their
regulatory and risk management requirements.
    David Leppan, Founder and former CEO of World-Check, will continue to
play an active role in the company as Chairman of the Board.
    "I have had the privilege of leading this special company and team from
its inception to its 3,000th client," said David Leppan, World-Check's newly
appointed Chairman. "At my direction, the board launched an exhaustive search
for a proven professional qualified to lead this dynamic company through its
sustained rapid growth. I have worked with Dan for well over a decade and I am
confident that his unique combination of leadership experience and knowledge
of the company, its clients and market will enable World-Check to continue its
unparalleled growth-breaking and setting new goals as it goes forward."
    Mr. Peak joined World-Check in 2004 as senior business development
consultant for North America and the Caribbean. He has extensive senior
leadership experience having managed a diverse group of organisations of
varying sizes with a focus on data, content technology, services, and software
    Mr. Peak joined World-Check from Thomson Sheshunoff where he was General
Manager from 2000. Prior to this position he served as Managing Director for
Thompson Financial Publishing from 1998 until 2000. From 1992 Mr. Peak was
Vice President of Product Management for McGraw-Hill Construction Information
Group which he joined after his previous employer, Computer Aided Planning,
was acquired by McGraw-Hill. Mr. Peak is a graduate of the University of
    "World-Check is the market pioneer and leader in risk intelligence thanks
to the solid foundations laid by David Leppan and the company's consistently
superior product data and services, said Dan Peak, World-Check CEO. "As the
recognized industry 'best of breed' the challenge lies in extending our hard
earned, cutting edge reputation to markets beyond the financial and legal
sectors while, at the same time, better servicing our existing client-base. It
is with this challenge in mind that I am truly excited to lead World-Check on
a continued path of rapid growth and expansion as we introduce our
unparalleled collection of risk data and products to a larger and broader
    With today's announcement, Dan Peak becomes Chief Executive Officer of a
company with a solid management team and a clear path ahead of it.

    About World-Check

    World-Check provides its global database of heightened-risk individuals
and businesses to more than 3000 institutions in 162 countries, including
47 of the world's 50 largest banks and hundreds of government agencies.
World-Check's database of known money launderers, fraudsters, terrorists,
narcotics traffickers, shell banks and sanctioned entities is unparalleled in
its depth, reliability and coverage. The risk-relevance of its Politically
Exposed Person (PEP) coverage is also unsurpassed. World-Check's database is
relied upon by institutions to enhance their Anti Money Laundering (AML) and
Know Your Customer (KYC) screening, Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), fraud
prevention and Counter Terrorist Financing (CFT) systems by efficiently
screening customers, associates, transactions and employees for potential
risk. World-Check's intelligence also finds direct application in PEP risk
screening processes.
    World-Check offers a downloadable data file for the automated screening
of unlimited records, as well as a simple online service for instant entity

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