Chris Mathers, Crime, Terrorism and Money Laundering Expert

Chris Mathers spent most of his adult life working undercover for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, US Drug Enforcement Administration and the US Customs Service.  Posing as a gangster, a drug trafficker and finally as a money launderer, Mathers has done it all, and his book, CRIME SCHOOL: Money Laundering, tells it all.

Mathers retired after a 20-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  At the time of his retirement, he was the senior undercover operator at the RCMP Proceeds of Crime Section where he established and operated a number of “storefront” money laundering businesses in Canada and the US, targeting Colombian, Russian and Asian organized crime groups.  Mathers personally infiltrated criminal organizations in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe.

In 1995, Mathers joined the Forensic division of the international accounting firm, KPMG.  In 1999, he was appointed to the position of 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 and money laundering.

Mathers established his own firm where he provides crime and risk consulting services to selected domestic and international clients, specializing in fraud, money laundering, terrorism and organized crime issues. Mathers concluded an offshore asset tracing assignment on behalf of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-For-Food Programme in Iraq.

A popular media commentator and speaker, Mathers has served as a consultant on several feature films and documentaries relating to organized crime, espionage and money laundering. He has appeared on television and radio interviews on CNN, PBS, MSNBC, all of the Canadian national news networks as well as media outlets in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. Mathers is also the host of The Egyptian Job, on the National Geographic Channel.

As a speaker, Mathers’ controversial style describes the secret underworld of gangsters and terrorists, explaining the terms and identifying the characters, in a candid, no-punches-pulled style that is consistent with this extraordinary man.