Angélica Ramírez Pachón joined the Basel Institute on Governance as a Financial Investigation Specialist for the Green Corruption programme in November 2021.
Based in Latin America, she is supporting investigators and prosecutors in Bolivia and other partner countries to build the capacity to conduct effective financial investigations in cases of environmental crime. This includes through training, mentoring and technical assistance with case strategies and international cooperation.
Angélica has over 13 years of experience in financial auditing and investigations, as well as the monitoring, evaluation, accounting, and learning (MEAL) process. Before joining the Basel Institute, Angélica worked for seven years at Colombia's Attorney General's Office (AGO) as an Expert Investigator and Criminal Analyst at the Specialised Office of Financial Investigations. In this role, she provided support in financial fraud and anti-money laundering investigations, public and private corruption investigations, and investigations into related financial crimes. She also carried out forensic auditing for criminal proceedings through financial auditing and economic and financial analysis. Her work included "big data" management and processing of financial information and its analysis through specialised software.
Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, she worked as a consultant at the National Science, Technology and Innovation Department as well as the National Planning Department to monitor, audit and control financial resources disbursed by multilateral development banks.
Angélica holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Universidad Externado de Colombia and a master's degree in Finance from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).