Shahmeem Purdasy


Shahmeem is the Head of the Financial Crime Team for Bank of China, he has worked in the financial crime sector for 20 years. He has a wealth of public sector and industry experience. He has extensive knowledge of Financial Crime Compliance and its complex regulatory framework. He has been a trusted 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 was an architect of key 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. He has worked in a variety of private sector roles and acted as a specialist counsel to Boards, compliance professionals and lawyers on financial crime advisory, supervisory and enforcement matters. He is actively involved in industry and Government workstreams that will deliver the UK’s Economic Crime Plan 2019-2022.





Shahmeem Purdasy
Head of the Financial Crime Team
Home Office