Shan Ramburuth is Commissioner of the Competition Commission SA. He was previously the CEO and Registrar of Competition Tribunal SA, a position he held from the inception of the institution in 1999 until April 2005.
During 1994-1999, Shan worked at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), a statutory institution that negotiated post-apartheid economic policy between government, business and labour. He 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 for non-governmental organizations involved in education and health. He was the national coordinator of a primary health care AIDS programme during 1992-1994. 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.