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Commissioner Mahmoud A. Momtaz


Commissioner Mahmoud Momtaz (PhD) is currently the Chairman of the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) since January 2021. Commissioner Momtaz serves as a board member of the Gas Regulatory Authority, the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency. Further, he is a member of the Advisory Committee of Anti-Dumping, Subsidy and Safeguard.

Prior to assuming his position at ECA, He served as a Private Sector Development Specialist at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington D.C. where he was mainly responsible for several competition policy projects as well as private sector development in the MENA region and Southeast Asia. Additionally, he has actively participated in the reformulation of the competition laws and enforcement regimes in a number of Middle Eastern countries and conducted several trainings to numerous stakeholders. He has also lectured Competition Law & Economics at both Hamburg University, Germany and Cairo University, Egypt.

Commissioner Mahmoud holds a PhD in Competition Law and Economics from the University of Hamburg, Germany and a Master`s degree in International Business from the German University in Cairo.

Commissioner Dr Momtaz is the Chairperson of the Committee Responsible for Initial Determinations and a member of the Technical and Strategy Committee