José Carlos Ugaz is a professor of law at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and until October 2017 Chair of the Board of Transparency International. He became President of PROETICA, Transparency International’s national chapter in Peru in 2002, then an Individual Member of Transparency International in 2008. Professor Ugaz was elected to the TI Board in 2011 and elected chair from 2014 to 2017. A lawyer by training, 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. Professor 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, the World Bank’s anti-corruption unit. Professor Ugaz studied Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Since 2017, forms part of the Accountability Panel at Wildlife Justice Commission.
Ugaz was an event speaker at the Dialogue.