Alison Clew


Alison is formerly the Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance and Bank Secrecy Act Officer at Citigroup and previously the Global and US Leader of the AML and Sanctions Consulting Practice at Deloitte.

Alison has strategically guided multinational financial institutions through transformation to deliver innovative and effective compliance risk management solutions. Alison drove significant business growth, often with technology-enabled delivery, led large scale operational transformation, and implemented complex technology solutions, including extensively using artificial intelligence/machine learning.  She recruited and developed diverse talent for broad organizational impact, creating an inclusive culture for talent development.

At Citi, Alison led AML Compliance globally, in all 97 countries in which Citigroup is present and was directly responsible for a team of 6,000 compliance professionals and an annual budget of $500M. As well, she oversaw the AML Compliance program of all lines of business and supporting technology, including 10,000+ Citi employees responsible for the execution of the program and an annual budget of $1B+.  Citi and Alison received commendations from the annual US Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) Director’s Law Enforcement Awards and from other governments for contributions to fighting financial crime.

She is recognized as a domestic and international expert in financial crime compliance and a trusted advisor who skillfully partners with the board, executive management, peers and regulators to improve financial institutions’ compliance risk management and elevate the safety of the global financial system.





Alison Clew
Group Head of AML Compliance
Citigroup (Former)