In a press release dated 22 October 2012, the Competition Commission announced its appointment of Clinton Oellermann as the divisional head of Enforcement & Exemptions, and Ibrahim Bah as the divisional head of Mergers & Acquisitions.
According to the Commission's statement, Clinton Oellermann, a former National Programme Manager at the Special Investigating Unit commenced work at the Enforcement & Exemptions Division on 1 October 2012. "He holds a National Diploma in Police Management, has completed a Programme in Forensic Investigative Auditing and is in his fourth year of study towards an LLB. Mr Oellermann has spent 10 years at the South African Police (SAPS), specialising in organised and commercial crime investigations. He then joined a private forensic practice for five years managing forensic assignments, including serious economic offences relating to both the private and public sector. He has 11 years of experience in the forensic industry and 15 years management experience."
The Commission's statement describes Ibrahim Bah as holding a Masters degree in Economics. "[He] is currently working for the Irish Competition Authority in Dublin as a Divisional Manager for Mergers. He participates on the Advisory Committee of the European Union Commission on Concentrations and Restrictive Practices which has afforded him the opportunity to understand the application of competition law both from a national and regional perspective. Mr Bah has 14 years of experience in competition and regulatory issues, coupled with five years of senior management experience. He was also involved in the development and implementation of aspects of the South African Competition Act of 1998, in particular, the setting of merger thresholds and assessment of dominance."
Bah will commence his appointment at the Commission in January 2013.
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