Hardin RatshisusuDeputy Commissioner at Competition Commission, South Africa
Hardin is Deputy Commissioner of the Competition Commission of South Africa appointed by the Minister of Economic Development (currently Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition) in 2016. He has worked in the regulatory field with extensive experience in the competition regulatory environment in both the public and private sector.
He has worked on cases in several industries including communications, broadcasting, mining, chemicals, retailing, property, healthcare and food.
In his role as Deputy Commissioner, he is responsible for oversight over key investigative and enforcement activities of the Commission particularly market inquiries, unilateral conduct as well as mergers and acquisitions. He also actively participates in international platforms such as OECD, BRICS, UNCTAD and African Competition Forum, and has also occasionally published papers in academic journals.
He holds a BCom (Hons-Economics) from the University of Venda, MCom (Economics) from the University of Witwatersrand and MBL from the University of South Africa. He has also attended a PURC / World Bank Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy with the University of Florida as well as the Senior Executive Programme for Africa with the Harvard Business School.