What is a PEP?

“PEP” or “politically exposed person” means an individual entrusted with a prominent public function (for example, Heads of State, government, senior politicians or senior executives of state owned companies but not usually a middle rank or junior official), and includes:

  • a person who is an immediate family member of that person, including spouse, de facto partner, child, child’s spouse or partner or parent;


  • a close associate of that person