José Ugaz (chair of board of the global Transparency International in 2014-2017) has been elected a member of the board of Transparency International Ukraine. The decision has been made by the annual conference of members of the CSO which took place on December 16, 2017 in Kyiv.
Thus, Mr. Ugaz has become the fifth member of the board of TI Ukraine. He was elected in the place of Vitalii Kasko who had resigned at his own initiative.
José Carlos Ugaz is a professor and law teacher in Universidad Católica del Perú and former chair of Transparency International. In 2002, he became President of Proetica, Transparency International’s national chapter in Peru, later – an individual member of Transparency International in 2008. Professor Ugaz was elected to the board of TI in 2011, and for the period of 2014-2017 he was elected the chair. A lawyer, he was special state attorney of Peru in one of the biggest corruption cases in Latin American history. From 2000-2002, Ugaz’s office opened more than 200 cases against 1500 government officials and other associates of Fujimori. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad and US$75 million were recovered.
Professor Ugaz was member of the UN peacekeeping mission and UN election observing mission in El Salvador; in 2004-2006, he was an official at the World Bank’s anti-corruption unit. Professor Ugaz studied law in Universidad Católica del Perú. Since 2017, he is part of the Accountability Panel at Wildlife Justice Commission.
He is the author of “Caiga quien Caiga,” where he described his experience as state attorney in the Fujimori-Montesinos case (July 2004).