José Héctor Chávez Pérez joined the Basel Institute’s Green Corruption team in Latin America in September 2022 as an Asset Recovery Specialist, following several months as a consultant on asset recovery issues.
Specialised in criminal law, Héctor previously served as Deputy Provincial Anti-Corruption Prosecutor in Peru. In this role and others within the Peruvian Public Prosecutor’s Office, he dedicated himself to investigating complex cases of corruption, tracing illicit financial flows, and seeking to confiscate and recover assets of illicit origin. He has significant experience in developing special investigative strategies and procedures for corruption and money laundering cases, including effective collaboration.
Héctor holds a degree in Law from the Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego and is a candidate for a Master's degree in Criminal Sciences from Universidad Privada San Martín de Porres, both in Peru.