World-Check the global leader in the provision of highly structured KYC and PEP related intelligence to both the commercial and government sector is delighted to announce that journalist Rahul Sharma is bringing his wealth of experience to the company and will head up the Asia-Pacific Research Team from September 2006.
Rahul joins World-Check from Reuters where he was a chief sub-editor, political and general news. He has worked in Asian media for 20 years, nearly 13 of them with Reuters. During his journalistic career, Rahul covered financial markets as well as regional conflicts and political upheaval. He has a particularly strong interest in developments concerning India-China relations and regional security issues. Rahul is married to Vandana Chopra and they have two sons.
"It is a pleasure to be part of the World Check team and lead the Asia-Pacific research," said Rahul Sharma. "With its growing economies and uncertain politics, Asia is fast becoming a focus of regulators and bankers keen to curb money laundering, terrorism financing and PEP-related corruption. I look forward to building the Asia-Pacific team and continuing the stellar work already being done by the existing research teams around the world."
"Rahul will be a great asset to World-Check," said David Leppan, World-Check's CEO and Founder. "As a seasoned journalist who has covered both political and terrorist related stories over years, Rahul will add a new dimension as he leads our Asia-Pacific research team".
World-Check is keen to expand its Asia Pacific Regional operation, an area that is showing such rapid growth as an international business centre, and Rahul Sharma will be a valuable addition to World-Check’s team of experts.