Sergio Rodriguez Salinas joined the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery in Latin America in September 2022. As a Legal Specialist, he will carry out research on various legal topics including emerging trends and best practices in asset recovery, as well as develop knowledge products and deliver training for the Latin American region.
Sergio’s background combines both academic and practical experience. On the academic side, he is a Professor in the Law Department of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), where he originally obtained his law degree. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in University Teaching at PUCP and a PhD in Law and Business Administration at the University of Lleida, Spain.
His practical experience includes service as a Prosecutor’s Assistant in Peru’s Special Prosecutor's Office for Public-Sector Corruption, as part of a special investigation team focused on the Lava Jato corruption and money laundering complex of cases. He has also worked as a consultant for several national and international organisations, including the German development agency GIZ, the International Labor Organization, the American Bar Association and the Basel Institute on Governance.