London (PRWEB) December 5, 2007
World-Check (http://www.world-check.com), the leading provider of structured risk intelligence, today announced the appointment of Carl Ricketts to the position of Chief Information Officer. He will assume responsibility for all areas of World-Check's technological and operational IT practises.
A highly respected technology leader, Mr. Ricketts brings to World-Check twenty six years international experience in technology strategy, development and architecture, having held numerous executive positions within large companies and start-ups in the global financial services industry.
"The expansion of our management team, is a clear indication of our continued commitment to further streamlining our data delivery," said David Leppan, CEO and founder of World-Check. "Investing in industry specialists is an important strategic initiative for World-Check in order to support our company's exponential growth. Carl's experience and skills will be a valuable asset to the company going forward. With his technology background and business development expertise, he is ideally suited to take the lead in extending our data delivery management systems."
Prior to joining World-Check Mr. Ricketts was a consultant to FT250 companies, providing expertise in the implementation and leverage of complex technology intensive programmes. From 1996 to 2004 he was the Chief Technology Officer for Standard Chartered Bank where he was responsible for the strategic alignment of business and IT, technology strategy and planning, and global programme delivery. As CIO for World-Check, Mr. Ricketts will drive the company's strategic technology plans with the aim to remain always ahead of customers' needs.
"World-Check's phenomenal impact on the way companies across the globe manage their risk is truly remarkable, and its 97% annual client renewal rate bears testimony to this feat," said Carl Ricketts, World-Check's newly appointed CIO. "World-Check has quickly established a reputation of excellence in the industry with its efficient delivery of accurate and reliable intelligence. I am thrilled to join such a bold, innovative industry leader at this crucial time in its growth curve, and look forward to the challenge of further streamlining and enhancing the company's operational IT practices."
World-Check (http://www.world-check.com) provides its global database of heightened-risk individuals and businesses to more than 2400 institutions, including 46 of the world's 50 largest financial institutions and hundreds of government agencies. The database is updated daily in real-time by World-Check's international research team, and is derived from hundreds of thousands of public sources. Coverage includes Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), money launderers, fraudsters, terrorists and sanctioned entities - plus individuals and businesses from over a dozen other high-risk categories. World-Check's database and tools find direct application in financial compliance, anti-money laundering (AML), Know-Your-Customer (KYC), PEP screening, enhanced due diligence (EDD), fraud prevention, government intelligence and other identity authentication, background screening and risk-prevention practices.
World-Check offers a downloadable database for the automated screening of an entire customer base, as well as a simple online service for quick customer screening.