Shahmeem Purdasy joins financial crime specialist Plenitude

28 January 2021 2 min. read
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Plenitude, a London-based consultancy firm specialising in financial crime, risk and compliance, has bolstered its legal services with Shahmeem Purdasy.

Appointed as Senior Executive and General Counsel, Shahmeem Purdasy will work in tandem with the firm’s management consultants and finance & regulatory experts to provide the firm’s clients with an end-to-end offering in financial crime compliance. 

Founded in 2009 by former Accenture senior Alan Paterson, Plenitude helps clients in the financial services industry meet their regulatory obligations and reduce their financial crime risk exposure. The firm provides advisory, transformation and subject matter expertise services to retail, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and asset management firms across the UK and mainland Europe.

Shahmeem Purdasy, Senior Executive and General Counsel, Plenitude Consulting

Purdasy brings over 20 years of financial crime fighting experience to the consulting firm, gained in the private and public sector. He joins Plenitude from Santander, where he was responsible for all regulatory investigation and enforcement matters, and advised on large-scale financial crime change programmes.

Previously, Purdasy worked among others as an advisor in HM Treasury and the Home Office, advising the UK Government on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the EU and the UK financial crime regimes. He contributed to money laundering, terrorist financing and country sanctions regulations, including the UK’s Money Laundering Regulations 2017, which created a more robust and risk-based approach to tackling financial crime.

Commenting on the addition to the team, Paterson said: "We are delighted to welcome Shahmeem to our leadership team. I am certain that his wealth of financial crime compliance and legal experience will prove invaluable for our clients.”

“I am delighted to join Plenitude, such a forward-thinking firm with a highly respected reputation for providing clients with tailored and pragmatic support,” said Purdasy.

Plenitude currently has a team of 50 consultants and staff. Against a backdrop of strong demand for financial crime compliance consultancy services, the firm is eyeing strong growth in 2021, having already doubled its team size in 2020 despite the pandemic-induced downturn.