Commissioner Ellen Ruparanganda
Commissioner Ellen Ruparanganda is the current chairperson of the COMESA Competition Commission effective from September 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration both from the University of Zimbabwe. She has vast experience in macro-economic analysis, public procurement, trade tariff analysis and competition policy and law.
As a trade and competition practitioner, she currently heads the Competition and Tariff Commission (CTC) in Zimbabwe. During her tenure, she has successfully enhanced the Commission’s visibility and reviewed the Competition Act aligning it to international best practices. Prior to joining the Commission, she worked in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and the State Procurement Board. She won a gold award for being an outstanding public service leader under the Megafest Business Awards held in November 2021, in recognition of her outstanding contribution, exceptional efforts and achievements in the public sector in Zimbabwe. She is also currently a board member of the National Competitiveness Commission and a member of the Audit Committee in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Outside work, she is an avid reader and enjoys life outdoors.