Diana Cordero is a lawyer and an Asset Recovery Specialist at the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), which she joined in 2018.
In her current position, Diana assists Ecuadorian judicial authorities in the development and implementation of legal strategies aimed at recovering illicit assets laundered in foreign jurisdictions. Since May 2021, she has been working in the Directorate of Cooperation and International Affairs of the State Attorney General's Office, Ecuador's Central Authority.
With the aim of strengthening the capacities of law enforcement practitioners, she also provides support in the development of training programmes in the institutions with which ICAR has agreements.
Prior to joining the Basel Institute, Diana worked in the Peruvian Judiciary. She has served a lawyer in the Public Procuraduria's Office Specialising in Corruption Crimes and an associate lawyer in a law firm specialising in economic criminal law.
Diana holds a law degree from the Catholic University Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo (Peru) and a Master in Criminal Law from the University Pedro Ruiz Gallo (Peru). She was admitted to the Peruvian bar in 2013.