A Politically Exposed Person (PEP) is someone who performs important public functions, for example:
Heads of state, government and cabinet ministers;
Influential functionaries in nationalised industries and government administration;
Senior party functionaries;
Senior and/or influential officials, functionaries and military leaders and people with similar functions in international or supranational organisations;
Members of ruling royal families;
Senior and/or influential representatives of religious organisations (if these functions are connected with political, judicial, military or administrative responsibilities).
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