Bovill appoints new Financial Crime Practice Lead

New joiner - Fin Crime

NEWS RELEASE: Global financial services regulatory consultancy Bovill announces that Rupi Christophers, a financial crime specialist, has joined the firm as its new Financial Crime Practice Lead.

Rupi who will be joining Bovill’s UK team, has 19 years banking and financial services sector experience in areas including anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti-bribery, anti-tax evasion and fraud regulation. She joins Bovill from Commerzbank where she was the Director of Fraud and Financial Crime Policy, Advisory and Oversight. Prior to this she was on the Lloyds Banking Group Financial Crime team for six years.

Rupi Christopher, Practice Lead at Bovill, commented:

It’s a great time to be joining the team at Bovill and to take the reins of their highly respected Financial Crime Practice. The firm have an impressive range of interesting clients and projects which I look forward to immersing myself in.

“This is an important and exciting period for the UK financial services sector as it finds its feet as an independent jurisdiction. It is also a critical time for financial crime. The pandemic has created a unique and challenging environment for firms, highlighted by the recent FCA Dear CEO letter on AML shortcomings.”

Ben Blackett-Ord, CEO of Bovill, added:

“We are very pleased to welcome Rupi to Bovill. Our Financial Crime team will be enhanced by her expertise and leadership skills, particularly given her experience working in financial services firms for almost 20 years. This industry perspective will enrich our understanding and be invaluable to our clients.

“This will be crucial at such a pivotal moment for financial crime, as the world adapts to a new normal and firms must face the new challenges brought about by remote working.”

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Polly Barton – Bovill

+44 (0)20 7620 8440

pbarton@bovill.com

Tabitha Adams – Luther Pendragon

+44 (0)7500 013062

bovill@luther.co.uk

About Bovill

Bovill is a specialist financial services regulatory consultancy, established in 1999 and headquartered in the UK with offices in London, Chicago, Singapore and Hong Kong. Our sole activity is the provision of high-quality, technically-focused advice and consultancy services on all aspects of financial services regulation. We aim to develop effective solutions to the complex problems of our clients, and do not offer commoditised advice or services. Bovill has experts spanning all aspects of financial regulation in the UK, EU, Asia and the Americas.

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