ISLAMABAD: Ms. Shaista Bano Gillani has taken charge as the Chairperson, Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP). The Finance Division on Monday issued a notification after the federal cabinet in its meeting held on 28 April 2020 approved the appointment of Ms. Shaista Bano as the Chairperson CCP, on acting charge basis.
Ms. Shaista Bano holds a Master’s degree in ‘Economics for Competition Law’ from King’s College, University of London and a Master’s in Business Administration with majors in Finance from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. She is also an Associate Chartered Certified Accountant UK since 2006.
Ms. Shaista Bano served at the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan as the Deputy Registrar of Companies till 2007, and then joined CCP in 2007. As the Director General Cartels and Trade Abuse at CCP, she has led a number of key investigations, inspections, and authored various inquiry reports pertaining to wide-ranging industry and economic sectors such as telecommunications, electronic media, electricity generation and distribution, LPG, CNG, sugar, cement, stock exchanges, jute mills.
These investigations, searches and enquiry reports have resulted in unearthing some big cartels and abusive practices. In April 2019, she was appointed as Member CCP.