COMESA grows to 11-member Commission
Numerous in personnel, yet still displaying a dearth of actual case-law development even in merely the one area in which the COMESA Competition Commission has been active — mergers — the agency recently appointed two new (indeed, additional, as the number grew from 9 to 11) Commissioners for the standard term of three years.
Competition practitioner John Oxenham, a director at Africa consultancy Pr1merio, identified them as Trudon Nzembela Kalala from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kowlessur Deshmuk, Executive Director of the Competition Commission of Mauritius. Oxenham notes that neither country enjoyed representation between the April announcement of 4 new commissioners and December 8 (see also April 15 AAT story on the agency’s prior appointments).
|Ali Mohammed Afkada||Djibouti|
|Trudon Nzembela Kalala||DRC|
|Amira Abdel Ghaffar||Egypt|
|Merkebu Zeleke Sime||Ethiopia|
|Georges Emmanuel Jude Tirant||Seychelles|