Stephen Purdie

Head of Sanctions Risk Management Unit, Nordea

Stephen currently works for Nordea as the Head of a Sanctions Risk Management Unit (Copenhagen, Denmark). Prior to this Stephen worked for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and led the sanctions workstream for their trade compliance project which delivered an enhanced sanctions compliance programme for the organisation. Prior to this Stephen was Head of Sanctions at Williams and Glyn Bank and started his Financial Crime career with the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was a manager in their Sanctions Advisory function. Stephen has predominately spent his career in Financial Crime change environments, building teams and implementing best practice governance, processes and controls.

Holding two Masters, one in Finance and Business Law, the second (more recent) in Financial Crime and Financial Investigations. Stephen has completed his ICA AML Diploma and also holds his ACAMS. In addition, Stephen also supports the ICA as an examiner.