Chris Mathers

Speaker


Chris Mathers

Crime, Terrorism and Security Expert

Chris Mathers spent most of his 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 even as a money launderer, Mathers has seen and done it all. In his extraordinary talks, Mathers takes audiences into the underworld that only he can describe, letting people in on the stunning stories and secrets harboured by terrorists and those involved in organized crime.

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 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.

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. He is also the author of the bestselling book, Crime School: Money Laundering.

Bio

Chris Mathers a travaillé la plus grand partie de sa vie pour la GRC à titre d’agent secret, pour la US Drug Enforcement Administration et pour le Service des douanes américaines. Il a incarné tous les rôles possibles et imaginables. Il a été tour à tour gangster, trafiquant de drogues et blanchisseur d’argent. Il a fait un peu de tout et son nouvel ouvrage CRIME SCHOOL : Money Laundering en témoigne.

Au moment de sa retraite qui a mis fin à 20 années de carrière au sein de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada, Chris Mathers occupait le poste d’agent d’infiltration au sein des produits de la criminalité de la GRC. Là, il a contrôlé et dirigé de nombreuses entreprises de blanchiment d’argent au Canada et aux États-Unis, dans le but de cibler les groupes de crime organisé colombiens, russes et asiatiques. Chris s’est infiltré dans des organisations criminelles d’Amérique du nord, de la Caraïbe, d’Amérique latine et d’Europe.En 1995, Chris est entré aux service des sciences judiciaires de KPMG, une firme de comptabilité internationale. En 1999, il a été nommé président du Service de renseignements pour KPMG Inc., chargé des opérations de recouvrement de biens, des enquêtes sur le crime organisé et le blanchiment d’argent et de leur prévention.
En 2004, Chris a démarré son service de consultation sur le crime et les risques qui en découlent à l’intention de clients sélectionnés aux niveaux national et international. En 2005, il a achevé une opération de dépistage de biens à l’extérieur du pays pour le Comité d’enquête indépendant au sein du Programme « Pétrole contre nourriture » des Nations Unies.
Chris est un conférencier au style controversé qui décrit le milieu des gangsters et des terroristes en expliquant les termes et en identifiant les personnages d’une façon à l’image de cet homme exceptionnel, voire en toute franchise et sans épargner les coups. Chris est un commentateur et conférencier médiatique populaire. Il a travaillé en tant que conseiller pour des documentaires et des longs-métrages portant sur le crime organisé, l’espionnage et le blanchiment d’argent. Il a récemment terminé le tournage de l’épisode pilote de FraudWatch, une émission de téléréalité qui examine l’actuelle épidémie de fraudes qui s’est répandue dans le monde entier.


Cyber Security: The Invisible War

You may not know it, but we are at war.  Not in Iraq.  Not in Afghanistan.  But in our own country.

Every minute of every day, American and European companies and governments are under attack from an invisible enemy.  An enemy who is not limited by rules of engagement or ethical boundaries. An enemy whose goal is to develop the capability to disrupt our commerce, our infrastructure and our military.

Here are some scary stats:

  • The energy company, BP, reports 50,000 hacking attempts every day.
  • The Pentagon reports 10 million hacking attempts every day.

However, it is not just companies who are combatants in this invisible war.  It’s also you and me.  Every day criminals, spies and vandals attack us online in an attempt to steal our identity and our money.

What can you do to reduce your chances of becoming a victim?  Quite a lot actually.

Chris Mathers will explain  who exactly the bad guys are, what they’re trying to do, and how you can protect yourself and your organization from becoming the next headline.

Undercover

Touching on issues from security, hiring decisions and background checks to money laundering schemes, corporate fraud, bribery, blackmail, extortion and more, Chris Mathers offers wise insights on human character and organizational culture that can help you to spot and avoid the perils of white collar crime.

 

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