Dennis Cheng

Senior Asset Recovery Specialist
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Dennis Cheng joined the Basel Institute on Governance in January 2021 as a Senior Asset Recovery Specialist at the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR). He is based in the Basel Institute's Latin America office in Lima, Peru.

Dennis Cheng is a specialist in forfeiture and asset management systems. He has worked as a consultant and advisor to international organisations including the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States (CICAD / OEA), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Bureau of International Narcotics Affairs and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the United States Embassies in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Peru.

He was the Director of the Seized and Forfeited Assets Project in Latin America (BIDAL) CICAD / OEA, working on the creation and improvement of national asset seizure and forfeiture systems as well as specialised agencies. He has provided technical assistance in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru, and has participated in asset confiscation law projects in several Latin American countries. In addition, he is co-founder of the Asset Recovery Network of the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT).