Company Overview

Status of registration:


Business activities:

Operating a Credit Rating Agency

Registered Number:


Registered offices:

Unit  501 , Level 5, Gate District Building 01, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, 506650, United Arab Emirates

Company Information


S&P Global Ratings Europe Limited

Trading Name:

S&P Global Ratings

Status of Registration:


Type of License:


DFSA License:


Legal Structure:

Recognised Company

Date of Incorporation :

20 12 2011

Commercial License Validity Date:

19 12 2023


James Garvey

Ursula Schliessler

Yann Le Pallec

Martina Cheung

Florian Wagner

Company Secretary:

Julie Lynch Bridson

Matsack Trust Limited

DNFBP: DIFC Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions


Financial Year End:

31st December

Data Protection

Data Protection Officer Appointed:


Data Protection Officer:

Taptesh Matharu, USA


Personal Data Processing Operations:


Transfer of Personal Data from the DIFC:


Processing of Special Categories of Personal Data:


Purpose for the Personal Data Processing:

Advt, Mrkt & PR for Others, Advt, Mrkt & PR for the DC Itself, Research, Staff Administration, Maintaining user accounts; Providing and improving services and customer support; Responding to regulatory requests; Liaising with our service providers.

Data Subjects or class of Data Subjects whose Personal Data is being processed:

Staff (Agents, Workers), Clients & Customer, Suppliers, Members, Complainants, Correspondents, Enquirers, Relatives and Associates, Advisors, Consultants, Prof. Experts, Employee’s Emergency Contact, Beneficiaries and Dependants; Ratings’ Users; Contractors; Persons in Respect of Whom Customers Provided Personal Data for Provision of Services; Individuals Mentioned in Articles.

Description of the Class of Personal Data being Processed:

A - Personal data concerning employees will included: 1. Name; 2. Date of Birth; 3. Home Address; 4. Office Email Address; 5. Nationality; 6. Racial or Ethnic Origin; 7. Immigration Status; 8. Passport Details; 9. Work Permit Details; 10. Dependents' Details; 11. Beneficiary Details; 12. Information on Health and Medical Conditions; 13. Emergency Contact Details; 14. Job Title; 15. Function; 16. Seniority; 17. Department; 18. Job Responsibilities; 19. Work Location; 20. Cost Code; 21. Working Hours; 22. Contractual Status; 23. Salary; 24. Fringe Benefits; 25. Work Related Insurances; 26. Work Related Pensions; 27. Executive Grade; 28. Travel & Expense Claims; 29. Vacation Entitlement & Record; 30. Absence Record; 31. Performance Review; 32. Disciplinary Record; 33. Sickness Records; 34. Employee Disclosure of Criminal Convictions, Breaches of Securities Laws, and Regulatory Censure; 35. Emails; 36. Information provided on a CV for Job Application/Employability Purposes; 37. Information Obtained During an Employee's Recruitment Cycle, such as Interview Notes; 38. Whistle-blower Reports submitted by Employees; 39. Surveillance Information; 40. Bank Account Details; 41. National ID Number; 42. Any Other Information Provided to us on a Company Account/Profile; 43. Information to Identify the Data Subjects who are Involved in the Provision of Services; B - Personal Data concerning actual/potential clients/suppliers will include: 1. Name; 2. Employer; 3. Business Activity; 4. Company Type; 5. Job Title; 6. Function; 7. Work Address; 8. Work Telephone Number; 9. Work Fax Number; 10. Work Email Address; 11. Billing Address; 12. Language Selection; 13. Usage Tracking Information; 14. Email Address; 15. Payment Details; 16. Marketing Preferences; 17. Any other Information Provided to us on a Company Account/Profile; 18. Any other information necessary to identify the data subjects who should receive the final output of the services; and 19. Underlying Personal Data Contained within the Information which is Provided to S&P for the Purposes of the Provision of the Services, such as the Personal Data of Individuals who have Financial Products in place which are Relevant to the Issuing of a Rating.

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List of Jurisdictions to which Personal Data may be transferred:

France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Singapore, United States

Former Properties

Trade Name:

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services


Standard & Poor's Credit Market Services Europe Limited until 02 August 2018


Jan Willem Plantagie until 18 August 2020

NEERAJ SAHAI until 10 November 2015

ADAM HUGH SCHUMAN until 09 November 2015

David Pearce until 30 June 2012

Yann Marc Eric LE PALLEC until 16 January 2017


RICHARD WARREN MOORE until 21 January 2015

DOUGLAS PETERSON until 31 January 2014

James Frederick Penrose until 14 November 2022


Joseph George Strubel until 04 February 2020

Thierry Jean-Philippe Sciard until 15 August 2020

Dominic Anthony Paul Crawley until 15 August 2020

John Lee Berisford until 28 March 2022

Company Secretary:

ELIZABETH HITHERSAY until 08 September 2020

Catherine Shelley until 15 January 2017


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