Dr. Sean F Ennis is the Executive Director of the Competition Commission of Mauritius. In this position, he is the chief executive in charge of all aspects of operation of Mauritius’s independent competition authority, including decisions to start investigations, oversight of investigations and market studies, preparing reports to the Commissioners, coordinating relations with other parts of government, dealing with media and civil society, and general management including budget and staff decisions.
Previously he served as a Senior Economist in the Competition Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where he led the OECD’s competition assessment project, an international effort to develop and foster best practice for identifying and removing the anticompetitive effects of regulation. He also was responsible for OECD work on competition and reform in regulated industries in support of the Working Party on Competition and Regulation.
Prior to that, he worked as an economist at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (1996-2002) and at the European Commission’s Directorate General Competition (2002-2003), developing economic analyses for competition law investigations. His scholarly writings focus on topics in competition and regulation, with published research on telecommunications and health care.
Sean Ennis received a BA (Hons) in Economics from King’s College, Cambridge and a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.