Lewis Kulisewa joined the Competition and Fair Trading Commission in August 2013 as its first Director of Consumer Welfare and Education. In this role, Mr Kulisewa leads on the investigation and resolution of consumer protection cases as well as the delivery of advocacy and civic education programmes at the Commission. His personal goal is to contribute to a better informed society driven by rules of fair play.
Prior to joining the Commission, Mr Kulisewa held numerous portfolios in various local and international organisations dealing with tax policy, diplomacy, governance and private sector development among others. Between 2004 and 2013, Lewis worked for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as Head of Political and Public Affairs, based at the British High Commission in Lilongwe. Prior to that, he worked for the Malawi Revenue Authority as Deputy Manager responsible for Public Relations and Tax Education. He has also developed and delivered civic education programmes for the National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) in the areas of democracy, human rights and climate security.
Mr Kulisewa holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (2012) and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Malawi (1995), majoring in Mathematics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics of Competition Law from the Kings College London (2016). Apart from this, he has completed professional courses in diplomacy, economics, international relations and law with several universities and training institutions. He is married and has three children.