Shan Ramburuth

Special Advisor -
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Shan joined FIPRA as a Special Advisor for Competition Policy in August 2014. Shan was Commissioner of the Competition Commission of South Africa until October 2013. Under his leadership, the Competition Commission SA developed into an effective enforcement agency and has contributed its experience to international best-practice and policy development. In addition to his involvement in international organisations, Shan has advised newer competition agencies on strategy and capacity building. Shan previously facilitated agreement on competition policy in South Africa which led to the law that established the agencies. During 1994-1999, Shan worked at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), a statutory institution that negotiated economic policy consensus between organised business, organised labour and government in post-apartheid South Africa. Shan was responsible for facilitating trade and industry policy development, notably competition policy, the SA/EU and SADC trade negotiations, skills development policy and environmental management policy. Prior to 1994, Shan worked in the non-governmental sector. Shan graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a BSc (Biochemistry) in 1989 and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Development Management in 1997. Shan lives in Johannesburg and is married with two children.