Dean Ward Joins Exiger as Vice President and Head of Business Development Asia Pacific
NEW YORK, HONG KONG DECEMBER 4, 2017 -- Exiger, the global regulatory, financial crime, risk and compliance company, announced the appointment of Dean Ward to the post of Vice President and Head of Business Development for the Asia Pacific region based in Exiger’s Hong Kong office.
Mr. Ward joined Exiger from Thomson Reuters, where he led the Risk Solution Sales Specialist team in Hong Kong and North Asia. An established risk and compliance technology business leader, Mr. Ward has held senior business development roles, overseeing regional sales teams throughout the Asia Pacific region, with deep experience in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, and Australia. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Mr. Ward held management and research positions with IntegraScreen and Hill & Associates Ltd.
“Dean is a recognized leader in the due diligence space in the Asia Pacific region, having spent the last decade helping the world’s largest banks, software companies, energy giants, and pharmaceutical manufacturers develop robust anti-money laundering (AML), anti-fraud, and know your customer (KYC) programs,” said Arun Banerjee, Exiger Managing Director and Chief Revenue Officer. “Dean will play a critical role in helping us build out our regional sales team and driving the expansion of our business in the Asia Pacific region.”
As Vice President and Head of Business Development, Mr. Ward will be responsible for growing and expanding Exiger’s due diligence, technology, global investigations and financial crime compliance businesses in the Asia Pacific market.
“The rapid growth trajectory Exiger has already demonstrated in the Asia Pacific region has made it clear that the company’s unique mix of superior technology and deep domain expertise is striking a chord with risk and compliance professionals in every industry,” said Mr. Ward. “I look forward to the opportunity to help the company dramatically increase its Asian footprint as we demonstrate the value of our capabilities to ever-larger numbers of customers.”
Mr. Ward holds a BA in Development Studies from the University of London.
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Exiger is a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance company. Exiger arms financial institutions, multinational corporations and governmental agencies with the practical advice and technology solutions they need to prevent compliance breaches, respond to risk, remediate major issues and monitor ongoing business activities. Exiger works with clients worldwide to assist them in effectively managing their critical challenges while developing and implementing the policies, procedures and programs needed to create a sustainable compliance environment. A global authority on regulatory compliance, the company also oversees some of the world's most complex court-appointed and voluntary monitorships in the private and public sectors, including the monitorship of HSBC. Exiger has four principal business units being: Exiger Advisory; Exiger Diligence; Exiger Government Services; and Exiger Tech, including AI-based automated due diligence solutions DDIQ and Insight 3PM. Exiger operates through offices in New York City, Silver Spring (DC Metro), Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore.