Monday, Mar 13, 2017

FPSB Names Anthemis Founder and CEO Nadeem Shaikh to 2017 Board of Directors

DENVER, CO – 13 March 2017 – Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB), owner of the international CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification program outside the United States, named Nadeem Shaikh to its Board of Directors for a four-year term beginning 1 April 2017. Based in London, Shaikh is the founder and CEO of Anthemis, a leading digital financial services venture capital and strategic advisory firm that brings together incumbents, startups, regulators and influencers to drive innovation across the industry. Prior to founding Anthemis, Shaikh was president at First Data Corporation, where he ran a billion-dollar organization overseeing businesses in more than 50 markets.

“I am pleased to have Nadeem join the FPSB Board of Directors. His expertise and insights will help Nadeem Shaikh Photothe Board assess how current and anticipated fintech innovations might impact delivery of, and access to, personal financial planning around the world,” said Pamela Packard, incoming FPSB Board Chairperson. “The FPSB Board is committed to assessing and responding to the implications of technology innovation and digital disruption of financial planning as a global profession, and to ensuring FPSB’s certifications and standards are appropriate for a digitally enabled profession.”

“I am delighted to join the FPSB Board as it engages the global financial planning profession on the opportunities and challenges fintech poses for the consumers and providers of financial planning advice,” said Nadeem Shaikh, Anthemis CEO. “FPSB has the opportunity to make a huge impact on how people understand and embrace the distinction and value of both automated advice and advice from a competent and ethical financial planner. I look forward to helping the Board shape the dialogue and strategy within the FPSB network and among its stakeholders globally.”

Shaikh graduated Phi Beta Kappa from University of New York at Albany with dual degrees in Computer Science and Finance and Management Information Systems. He earned his MBA from London Business School. Shaikh also serves on the boards of Bento, Currency Cloud, Jumo, Moven and PayPerks. He is a dedicated advocate of structural reform in the education and healthcare sectors. Shaikh is current Board Chairman of the Trustees of CARE UK, Pakistan’s largest educational NGO, and sits on the boards of African social enterprise Access Afya and UK charity Prospero World.

Shaikh joins eight other volunteers on the FPSB Board of Directors from Australia, Brazil, China, South Africa, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. More information about the FPSB Board of Directors can be found here.

About FPSB

FPSB manages, develops and operates certification, education and related programs for financial planning organizations to benefit the global community by establishing, upholding and promoting worldwide professional standards in financial planning. FPSB demonstrates its commitment to excellence with the marks of professional distinction – CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and CFP Logo mark – which it owns outside the United States. FPSB has a nonprofit member organizations in the following 26 territories: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. At the end of 2016, there were 170,101 CFP professionals worldwide. For more, visit

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