Ateed Hijazi is a Senior Consultant at EY MENA and is EY’s lead Arabic open source researcher. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. Ateed has a wide range of experience in open source research and corporate intelligence gathering methods, and works with clients across numerous sectors helping them conduct effective third party due diligence and risk management with timely data inputs. The areas of risk that he focuses on are integrity and compliance reporting to major multi-national and local clients by assessing targets’ reputational, adverse media, and commercial and personal history for sanction concerns, reputational risks, and regulatory issues, enabling clients to make better informed decisions and address complex, cross border challenges. Ateed has worked on numerous sanctions, and export trade control projects during his three years with EY. He is fluent in Arabic and English, with much of his working conducted bilingually using specialised tools EY has acquired.