Ernst Pienaar, Head of Specialist and Sanctions Research, Refinitiv, An LSEG Business
Ernst Pienaar is the Head of Specialist and Sanctions Research at Refinitiv’s World-Check responsible for sanctions, terrorism, organized crime, human rights and green crime research, as well as all risk data inclusion policies, legal matters and knowledge management within World-Check.
Ernst also acts as the lead Content Professional for the World-Check product for client and regulator engagements as it relates to international sanctions, law and regulatory enforcement matters, politically exposed persons compliance and financial and related crime screening.
He is the former Global Head of Research for Financial Crime and Reputational Risk at Thomson Reuters. In this capacity he was responsible for the management of the then 5 global World-Check Research centers (Santiago, Washington DC, Cape Town, Singapore and Penang) tasked with the creation and update of the World-Check and related risk databases for over 245 countries and territories in over 65 local languages.