A nominee is a third party, who is appointed to act as a Director, Secretary or Shareholder of a company. This type of appointment is used for various reasons. The more common use of the Nominee Director service is to ensure anonymity. Under the law of some countries, information on directors and/or shareholders must be registered in the public files of the Companies Registry. Where this is the case, only by using nominee directors and/or shareholders can the client's anonymity and confidentiality be ensured.