About Garry Clement
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Garry Clement, Executive Vice President of ACFCS

Financial Crime Prevention expert and advocate, Garry Clement joined the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists team in 2016 as the Executive Vice President. Garry brings over 25 years of financial crime fighting experience.

Garry Clement relies on his 34 years of policing experience, having worked in roles as the National Director for the RCMP’s Proceeds of Crime Program, working as an investigator and undercover operator in some of the highest organized crime levels throughout Canada. During Garry’s policing career he received numerous awards and commendations for his investigative abilities, inclusive of recognitions from the US Drug Enforcement Administration and the CIA.

Garry has authored and/or co-authored a number of papers in national and international publications on organized crime and money laundering. Garry’s experiences make him an excellent, highly entertaining speaker for conferences, seminars and training programs.

Garry began working in the anti-money laundering arena in 1983, and was one of the pioneers of the RCMP’s proceeds of crime program. Since 2007 he has worked as a consultant with a focus on financial crime and independent money laundering reviews for the money service business industry, credit unions and securities firms. These roles provided Garry with experience in the areas of organized crime, drug trafficking, international smuggling and money laundering.

Garry understands the importance of keeping up-to-date on certifications. He is a member of the following organizations, having exceeded their required certification standards:

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – 1991
  • Association of Certified Money Laundering Experts – 2003
  • Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists – 2015

Garry has provided training in Hong Kong, Ireland, Panama, Columbia, United Kingdom, Jamaica, Antigua, United States, and every province in Canada. He is frequently asked to speak at events organized by ACAMS, ACFE, ACFCS, Osgoode Law School, Canadian Institute, the Canadian MSB Association, KAW Management Services. CRCA and CuSource. Most recently he spoke as a keynote speaker at the BSE Broker’s Forum in Mumbai, India and at the International Certified Fraud Examiner’s Conference on corruption and ethics.

Garry is widely sought after for cyber-crime, compliance, anti-money laundering and fraud prevention speaking engagements. Recent comments from participants at a financial crime prevention seminar included: “Garry Clement was an excellent speaker, very dynamic and knowledgeable,” and “Garry was a recognized speaker for the RCMP, and has an educational training relationship with Seneca College, having written and taught the MSB compliance course.”

Garry has been accepted by the courts in Canada to provide expert opinion evidence in the following areas:

  • Money Laundering
  • Organized Crime
  • Drug Trafficking Organizations
  • Contraband smuggling organizations
  • Immigration hearings related to applicants to Canada

Under Garry’s leadership, ACFCS further strengthens our commitment to building the largest and all-encompassing financial crime prevention community. The community will continue to exchange ideas, guidance, training and best practices. Garry will be supported by a team of ACFCS certification & training professionals to serve the community.

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