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HIGH-LEVEL GOVERNMENTAL AND POLITICAL FIGURES

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Definition:
High-level governmental and political figures are individuals who are or have been entrusted with prominent public functions in a foreign country.

Context:
These include, for example, Heads of State or of government, senior politicians, senior government, judicial or military officials, senior executives of state-owned corporations, important political party officials. Business relationships with family members or close associates of high-level political figures involve business risks similar to those with the political figures themselves.

The definition is not intended to cover middle ranking or more junior individuals in the foregoing categories.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2006, Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Conducting Business in Weak Governance Zones, OECD, Paris.

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Monday, July 23, 2007