Members

The Commission is a collegiate body and its main role is to make policy decisions and to oversee the working of the Commission. The Commission, at present, consists of three Members including Chairman.



  Dr. JOSEPH WILSON



Dr. JOSEPH WILSON, is the Chairman of the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP).With over 21 years experience of public service, law practice, teaching and research in regulatory laws, Dr. Joseph Wilson has been serving as a founding Member of the Competition Commission of Pakistan since the Commission’s establishment in 2007. He has supervised Monopolies and Trade Abuses, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Affairs, Strategic policy, Research and Exemptions Departments at the Commission.


Prior to joining the Commission, he was an Associate Professor of Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, where he taught "competition law" in addition to other courses. He has presented at various international conferences, published in international law journals and authored a book titled "Globalization and the Limits of National Merger Control Laws (published by Kluwer Law International).


Before joining LUMS, Dr. Wilson taught at McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal Canada, from where he earned Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) with Deans Honour List and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. He also holds an LL.M. from the University of Georgia, USA. He is a member of the State Bar of New York, USA and Lahore High Court Bar, and also serves on the International Advisory Board of the Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, USA.

 

MR. MUEEN BATLAY

Mr. Mueen Batlay, Member (Competition Policy, Research, Cartels and Trade Abuses), has worked in the fields of investment banking, international development, consulting, education and public policy in Pakistan and overseas for over 20 years.

Mr. Batlay joined the Commission in January, 2011, and is focused on building the capacity of the Competition Policy and Research Department to enable the Commission to assist the government in shaping a Competition Policy that is in line with the true spirit of competition as envisioned in the Competition Act, 2010. In addition, he is strengthening the department's research capabilities to produce policy notes, competition assessments and regular publications to assist the Commission in its work.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Batlay managed an investment advisory and a consulting firm, Capital Resource. Mr. Batlay's assignments included project finance, advisory and public private partnership projects at Samba Bank, Pakistan; private sector development, privatization and capital market development at the World Bank, USA; education policy and public schools system management for the city of Washington DC, USA; and economic reform management for the Government of Sindh. While at the World Bank, he advised the governments of Sri Lanka and Jordan to develop their privatization programs and worked to strengthen capital markets globally. With the Government of Sindh, he channeled the efforts of multiple public private taskforces to develop and implement an economic reform program for the province. At Citibank, he worked on privatization advisory and on developing term finance certificates - the first corporate bonds of Pakistan. For Washington DC schools, he initiated the student tracking and database management programs.

Mr. Batlay holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) with emphasis on international trade and finance from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

     
 

MR. SHAHZAD ANSAR

Mr. Shahzad Ansar, is a private sector entrepreneur with over 27 years experience in management, business development and project finance. Since a year, he is heading the Office of Fair Trading and Budgetary Affairs Departments of the Commission.Currently, he is also overseeing the work related to Advocacy.

Before joining the Commission, Mr. Ansar was CEO at Furniture Pakistan, a subsidiary of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation. He was also CEO at a thermal power plant and head at World Water Corporation USA for its operations in Pakistan. He has substantial experience in dealing with international financial organizations such as the World Bank. As a businessman, he managed two industrial units from their inception to full-scale operation. He has been actively involved in trading with companies based in Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Canada and China, and holds strong ties with international players in the energy and commodities sectors. He has also been involved in consultancy projects in the fields of SME management, micro-financing and energy.

On the academic front, Mr. Ansar has been associated with the Virtual University (Ministry of Information Technology) as a resource person. He stayed Dean of Management Sciences at the University of South Asia while being a visiting faculty member at University of Central Punjab and Civil Services Academy.

Mr. Ansar has earned a Doctorate degree from UNEM (A UNESCO-IAU) University. His PhD is in Business Management with Emphasis on Micro Finance. The doctorate degree was awarded to him on his thesis "Micro Financing Sector In Pakistan & its Role in Poverty Alleviation." He has earned a distinction with grade point average of 3.8 having his name on Deans' list. Mr. Ansar holds a masters degree in Engineering Geology from Institute of Geology, University of the Punjab. He is Fellow at Trinity College and a certified SME manager in the Doctorate category from Cambridge Association of Management.