Tom Walugembe joined the Basel Institute on Governance in January 2020 and is currently Senior Specialist, Asset Recovery at the International Centre for Asset Recovery.
After qualifying as lawyer in Uganda in 2010, Tom joined the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, where he has recently been working as a Senior State Attorney.
Throughout his career as a prosecutor, Tom prosecuted numerous serious crimes including murder, manslaughter, robbery and others. Between 2014 and 2019, Tom focused on the prosecution of economic crimes. He prosecuted several high-profile corruption cases. In 2016, Tom secured the first money laundering conviction in Uganda in the case of Uganda v Serwamba David Musoke and Others.
Tom also secured various restraining orders, compensation orders and confiscation orders against properties that were proceeds of crime, leading to the recovery of illicit wealth worth millions of dollars.
Tom holds an LLB from Makerere University in Uganda and an LLM in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary University of London. Tom is also a certified Privacy Professional with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.