Professional Development

Toronto: Allstream Centre, 105 Princes' Blvd.

Keynote Speaker – Chris Mathers

Chris Mathers Chris Mathers, author of the best-selling non-fiction book, Crime School: Money Laundering, is a crime and risk consultant who specializes in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.

Chris’ expertise has developed over a forty-year career. In 1995, after twenty years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Chris joined the forensic division of KPMG. In 1999, he was appointed president of KPMG Corporate Intelligence Inc., where he was responsible for international due diligence, asset recovery operations, and the investigation and prevention of organized crime, money laundering, and terrorist financing.

In May 2004, Chris established CHRISMATHERS INC., a private crime and risk consulting firm in Toronto. Some of the company’s most recent assignments have included the following:

• Providing technical assistance, mentoring, and training to the Nigerian government’s anti-corruption agencies on behalf of the UK government’s Justice for All Program;

• Independent testing of anti-money laundering/terrorist financing (AML/TF) practices and creation of appropriate compliance programs at numerous Canadian and foreign financial institutions;

• Designing and delivering training on AML/TF to domestic and foreign financial institutions;

• Conducting an offshore asset tracing and money laundering investigation on behalf of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-For-Food Programme; and

• Providing expert evidence on behalf of a Canadian financial institution at the federal Competition Tribunal on money laundering/terrorist financing practices.

A popular media commentator and speaker on organized crime and terrorism, Chris also has served as a consultant on several feature films and documentaries relating to organized crime, espionage, and money laundering.






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