Global Content Specialist for the Thomson Reuters World-Check business
Ernst Pienaar was appointed Global Content Specialist for the Thomson Reuters World-Check business, part of Product and Content Management, in September 2016.
Ernst joined Thomson Reuters in 2011 as part of the World-Check acquisition. Prior to his current appointment, Ernst was Global Head of Research for the World-Check business since 2009. 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 risk databases for over 240 countries and territories in over 60 local languages.
Before joining World-Check, Ernst was Head of Forensic Investigations and Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer for the Sanlam Life Group for a period of 10 years. Previously he was a Senior State Advocate with South Africa’s Office for Serious Economic Offences, and began his career as a State Prosecutor in Johannesburg. He holds a Masters Degree in Constitutional Law, and LL.B and B.lur law degrees.