Fnan Desta

Fnan Desta (Event Coordinator) oversees the operational effectiveness of the Transaction Monitoring Team (Investigations Team) servicing the Personal, Commercial, Wealth Management and Global Asset Management lines of business in Canada. He leads a team responsible for adjudicating, investigating and reporting on Strategic Transaction Monitoring Alerts, Unusual Activity Reports, Production Orders, Cross-Border Investigations & Correspondent Banking Investigations.


He is the Co-Chair of BMO’s Enterprise Transaction Monitoring Working Group with oversight on Canada, Europe & Asia and across all operating groups (Personal, Commercial, Capital Markets & Wealth Management). He is a member of and AML Liaison to BMO’s Financial Crime Unit Fusion Centre.


Fnan led “Project Shine”, an initiative at BMO in 2013 aimed at professionalizing the FIU in transforming to one of the best in class AML shops on Bay Street.

Prior to joining the FIU, Fnan held various roles in the personal and commercial banking division at BMO.