Chairman, OECD Competition Committee
Frederic Jenny holds a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University (1975), a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris (1977) and an MBA degree from ESSEC Business School (1966) He is professor of Economics at ESSEC Business School in Paris. He is Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee (since 1994), and Co-Director of the European Center for Law and Economics of ESSEC (since 2010). He was previously Non-Executive Director of the Office of Fair Trading in the United Kingdom (2007-2014 ), Judge on the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation, Economic Commercial and Financial Chamber) from 2004 to August 2012, Vice Chair of the French Competition Authority (1993-2004) and President of the WTO Working Group on Trade and Competition (1994-2003) He was visiting professor at Northwestern University Department of Economics in the United States (1978)Keio University Department of economics in Japan (1984) University of Capetown Business School in South Africa (1991) Haifa University School of Law in Israel (2012). He was Visiting Professor at University College London Law School (2005-2010) Global Professor of Antitrust at the New York University School of Law’s Hauser Global Law School ( 2014, 2017 and 2022) and Senior Fellow in the Online Global Competition and Consumer Law Masters Program, University of Melbourne ( Australia)( 2016-2018). Frederic Jenny has intervened as expert in a number of technical assistance programs ( Morocco, Egypt, Georgia etc…). He has co-authored a peer review of Waemu competition law for Unctad. He has conducted a number of technical assistance activities in the Caribbean region ( 2001 in Barbados for stakeholders for CARICOM Regional Negotiation Machinery with T Stewart & F. South, 2003 in Trinidad and Tobago two day workshop to private sector for Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association with T Stewart, 2002-2003 in Caricom ( Guided study done by UWI (T Stewart) on Competition issues funded by IDRC). In the context of the Consultancy Cariforum EU capacity-building program he intervened in Jamaica (2015 Training of Trainers workshop), Trinidad and Tobago (February 2016 Training of the Judiciary and Session with the Judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice), the OECS C (Training officials in OECS in advanced competition law together with Simon Roberts July 2016). Frederic Jenny has written extensively about trade, competition and economic development and has served as an adviser to many developing countries on competition and trade issues.