World-Check Appoints Compliance Expert as Head of Business Development, Europe

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Former Head of Terrorism Financing Prevention for the Credit Suisse Group, Mr. Damien Martinez has joined World-Check as Head of Enhanced Due Diligence Business Development for Central-Western and Eastern Europe.

World-Check, the leading provider of end-to-end risk management services, today announced the appointment of Damien Martinez as Head of Enhanced Due Diligence Business Development for Central-Western and Eastern Europe.

Mr. Martinez, former Head of Terrorism Financing Prevention for the Credit Suisse Group, and representative member of the Wolfsberg Group, previously served with the Swiss Federal Police as a Police Officer of the Federal Counter Terrorism Unit. During this tenure he was a member of Interpol's Group of Experts on Terrorism, and participated as an expert for the Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force under the leadership of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Mr. Martinez began his career in Paris working as a financial crime consultant for a French leading EDD & BI company. From 2002 to 2005 he worked as a special investigator for the 9/11 Class Action which represented more than 20,000 family members' of the victims of the terrorist attacks. He is co-author of the first biography on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi titled "Zarqawi, the new face of Al-Qaida", published in 2004, which was subsequently translated into eight languages. He is also a regular participant and panel speaker at terrorism and economic crime conferences.

"Our highly talented product development teams and consultants have consistently and steadily grown World-Check's influence in European markets, and our ability to attract world-class talent in specialist fields, such as Damien, is testament to our reputation as the risk intelligence industry leader" said Daniel Peak, Chief Executive Officer of World-Check. "Damien's extensive experience and practical engagement with developing industry standards for Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing policies will be a great asset to our ever growing company and our evolving product suite."

With the addition of Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) reports to its existing portfolio in February 2009, World-Check now offers an end-to-end risk management service providing Know Your Customer (KYC) identity authentication, reputation screening, customized country risk assessments and comprehensive Due Diligence reports for in-depth analysis, reporting and monitoring across multiple industries.

About World-Check
Trusted by more than 3,000 institutions in 162 countries, including over 90% of the world's largest banks, World-Check offers an end-to-end solution for assessing, managing and remediating financial, regulatory and reputational risks.

World-Check's global database, Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) reports, passport verification and country risk assessment tools provide the means to address the full spectrum of risk across all markets and industries.

Represented across five continents, World-Check's international research team monitors emerging risks in more than 40 languages, covering over 240 countries and territories worldwide.

For more information visit http://www.world-check.com/

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