Lewis Kulisewa is an International Trade Law and Trade Policy Expert. Mr Kulisewa joined the Competition and Fair Trading Commission in August 2013 as its founding Director of Consumer Affairs. In this role, among other responsibilities, he leads on the investigation and resolution of consumer protection cases; and carrying out market studies to assess compliance with competition and consumer protection laws. His personal goal is to contribute to a just 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, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) 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 also worked for the National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) in the areas of human rights and democracy consolidation.
Mr Kulisewa holds a Master of Business Administration from ESAMI (Tanzania); Post Graduate Diploma in Competition Law from Kings College London (UK); Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade Law from Lund University (Sweden) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Malawi.
Lewis is also an alumni of the UK National School of Government and the Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies where he completed professional courses in diplomacy and international law. He is married and has three children aged 19, 15 and 9.