Chairman, the Egyptian Competition Authority
Dr. Mahmoud Momtaz is currently the Chairman of the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) since January 2021. Dr. Momtaz serves as a Commissioner at the COMESA Competition Commission, Chairman of the Committee of Initial Determination at the COMESA Competition Commission, board member at the Gas Regulatory Authority, the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, Egyptian Electric Utility & Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency, as well as a member at the Advisory Committee of Anti-Dumping, Subsidy and Safeguard.
Prior to assuming his position at ECA, Dr. Momtaz 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, Dr. Momtaz 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.
On the academic front, Dr. Momtaz is a board member at the Faculty of Law – the British University in Egypt (BUE), and a lecturer of Competition Law & Economics.
Dr. Mahmoud holds a PhD in Competition Law and Economics from the University of Hamburg, Germany.