Al Demeter is a former criminal investigator of the U.S. Treasury Department, Criminal Investigation Division where he served as a special agent and in various management roles over his 28 and a half year career. He was previously the special agent in charge of the Asia Pacific Region, assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong as the IRS, Criminal Investigation Division Attaché prior to his retirement. During his 28 year career as special agent Demeter conducted and managed financial crimes and money laundering investigations involving narcotics trafficking, organized crime, bank, loan, healthcare and labor fraud, tax evasion and many other federal crimes, as well as conducting and managing undercover operations.
Demeter served as a U.S. delegate to the OECD/FATF and the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) and participated in various typologies and projects for the Agency for International Development (AID) relating to financial crimes training. Demeter has instructed in basic and advanced criminal investigation techniques for financial, other crimes and management of criminal investigations at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy and the International Law Enforcement Academy in Bangkok, Thailand.
Demeter joined Citigroup on October 1, 2001 and is the regional director of investigations where he manages and conducts investigations of internal and external fraud and other financial crimes. Demeter also works closely with ACAMS in the Asia Pacific region. He has made presentations about AML and related issues in regional seminars, in other forums and also serves on the board of directors for the ACFE Hong Kong Chapter.