Erika Lorenzo joined the Basel Institute on Governance in September 2022 and is currently a Specialist, Asset Recovery for the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) in Peru.
A lawyer by training, Erika has specialist experience in “following the money” to trace and recover illicit assets.
She previously worked in the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Peru, where she supported investigations into high-profile cases of corruption and money laundering under Peru’s non-conviction based forfeiture legislation.
Between 2019–2022, Erika worked for the Subnational Public Finance Management Strengthening Programme in Peru, implemented by the Basel Institute on Governance under a long-running programme of the Swiss Cooperation–SECO. In this role, she also provided significant support to asset recovery investigations.
She holds a Master’s in Criminal Law from San Martín de Porres University and a Bachelor’s in Law from Hermilio Valdizan University, both in Peru.