Mrs Kiran N. Meetarbhan has been appointed Officer-In-Charge of the Competition Commission following the departure of the former Executive Director, Dr Sean F. Ennis. Mrs Meetarbhan had earlier occupied the post of Chief Legal Adviser, and was later appointed Deputy Executive Director of the Commission. She has extensive experience in Competition Law and Policy and is recognized as an expert in the field competition law and policy for small states by the Small State Network for Economic Development. She has been involved in the drafting of several legislations including the Competition Commission Rules of Procedure and the CCM Guidelines.
Mrs Meetarbhan is a Barrister at Law and holds a Master in Business Administration and qualification in Accounting from the London Chamber of Commerce. She started off with the Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority (MOBAA) in 1997 as Manager for Legal Affairs. In 2001, following the setting up of the Financial Services Commission, she served as Executive-Legal until 2003 when she was appointed Head of Surveillance for Insurance and Pensions. In 2007, after having spent one year at the State Law Office, she was appointed Adviser at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development until 2009. From October 2011 to April 2012, Mrs Meetarbhan has also worked as an International Fellow for the United States Federal Trade Commission.
Mrs Kiran Meetarbhan says: “As Officer In Charge of the Competition Commission, I will ensure that we fulfill our mandate under the Competition Act. We have certain statutory obligations, and hence, we are continuing all the investigations and enquiries that have been launched, within the parameters of the law. It is business as usual at the Competition Commission, except that we cannot at this stage launch new investigations, until the President of the Republic appoints the Executive Director, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition.”