The CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Commissioners, Mr. Nestor Alfred and Mr. DeCourcey Eversley effective October 16, 2015. The Commissioners were sworn in by Sir Dennis Byron, Chairman of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC), and witnessed by Dr. Kusha Haraksingh, Chairman of the CCC.
The incoming Commissioners have been appointed for a term of five years in the first instance. They replace Dr. Maureen Paul who is now Head of Retail Market Analysis at the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) in the United Kingdom, and Dr. Barton Scotland, who is now Speaker of the National Assembly of the Parliament of Guyana. They join sitting Commissioners, Chairman Dr. Kusha Haraksingh; Mr. Patterson Keith Herman Cheltenham, G.C.M., Q.C; Mr. Hans Rudolf Lim A Po; and Ambassador A. B. Stewart Stephenson.
The CCC was established to help enforce the CARICOM Rules of Competition and to regulate competition in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Its principle functions are to apply the rules of competition, promote competition, and to assist Member States to protect consumers.
Mr. Nestor Alfred is a Financial/Management Consultant. He has extensive experience within the financial services sector in areas ranging from auditing; banking (offshore/domestic); taxation and financial regulation/supervision. Mr. Alfred has also acquired expertise in the area of Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT). He is a trained AML/CFT Mutual Evaluator (IMF/World Bank) and served as the financial expert for Guyana’s first Mutual Evaluation conducted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force.
Prior to being a Consultant, Mr. Alfred served as an Executive within the East Caribbean Financial Holding Group; a former Director of St. Lucia Financial Sector Supervision and Registrar of Insurance; former Assistant Comptroller of Inland Revenue- St. Lucia and former banker. He holds a BSc. Management Studies from the University of the West Indies, and an MBA from Henley Management College/Brunel University (UK).
Mr. DeCourcey Eversley, an Attorney at Law, is the former Director of Fair Competition at the Barbados Fair Trading Commission, where he was advisor to the Commission on Competition Law and Policy for over ten years. Mr. Eversley is currently in private practice specialising in Civil and Company Law and is a Non-Governmental Advisor with the International Competition Network (ICN). He holds a BSc. in Economics and a MSc. in Industrialisation, Trade and Economic Policy. He also holds an LLB and a MA in EC Competition Law from King’s College, University of London.