José Ugaz

Peru

Professor of Criminal Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Chair of the Board of Directors of Transparency International.

Mr. Ugaz, a criminal lawyer by training, has been active in the anti-corruption movement serving in different positions. He was in 2002 the first President of PROETICA, Transparency International’s (TI) chapter in Peru, in 2008 became an Individual Member of the Board of Directors of TI and in 2014 elected Chair of the Board of Directors of TI. He served as Ad-Hoc State Attorney of Peru in several corruption cases. During the Fujimori-Montesinos affair (2000-2002), his office opened more than 200 cases against 1,500 members of the Fujimori network. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad and US$75 million were recovered. Mr. Ugaz was a member of the UN Peace Keeping Mission and the UN Election Observers Mission for El Salvador, and from 2004-2006 served at the World Bank’s Institutional Integrity Office, World Bank’s anti-corruption unit. He studied at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, where currently is a Criminal Law Professor.