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​New head for India’s Competition Commission

19 November 2018

Prof. Suzanne Rab

Ashok Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the new chairman of the Competition Commission of India, replacing Devender Kumar Sikri.

His appointment follows review by a selection committee consisting of the minister for corporate affairs, minister of law and justice and experts drawn from law and economics.  In common with other heads of India’s competition authority, Gupta does not have an antitrust enforcement background.  Gupta has been a civil servant for 36 years, starting out in Tamil Nadu’s state government. Recently he was head of the Department of Defence Production, part of the Ministry of Defence.

Gupta is expected to contribute deep sector expertise, particularly in the defence, healthcare and shipping sectors.

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By the CC&P team