David Shepherd

Global Head of Strategy - Customer and Third-Party Risk
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

Currently leading the London Stock Exchange Group strategy for Refinitiv’s Risk Intelligence business, including WorldCheck. Has worked in the anti-financial crime industry for over 15 years.

With experience working in all major market globally. In 2022, relocated to the UAE from London, UK. Has acted as Group Secretariat for the MENA Financial Crime Compliance Group, since its formation in September 2016 and a member of the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime.

Professional accreditations include being a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS), CertPAY accredited from the London Institute of Banking and Finance. Holding a Diploma in Financial Crime and Compliance since 2014, an Executive Program with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan) on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and being a member of the Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE). A regular speaker at industry events across the world, his areas of expertise include Risk Intelligence Data, Sanctions, Financial Crime technology, Beneficial Ownership, Fraud and IDV / IDP.