Prega Ramsamy

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Prega Ramsamy
2nd Executive Secretary of SADC
In office
Preceded by Kaire Mbuende
Succeeded by Tomaz Salomão
Personal details
Born (1950-05-05) 5 May 1950 (age 67)
Rose-Hill, Mauritius
Nationality Mauritian
Spouse(s) Novia Ramsamy (1950)
Children Natacha Ramsamy (1979) and Katiana Sandra Ramsamy (1984)
Residence South Africa
Alma mater University of Delhi (BA)
Profession Currently the CEO of Finmark Trust
Religion Christian

Prega Ramsamy (born 5 May 1950) served as the second Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community.[1] He is from Mauritius and has lived in Zambia, Botswana, Madagascar and South Africa.

Dr Ramsamy joined FinMark Trust in 2012 as CEO. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of Regional Integration including Trade, Finance and Investment. Before joining FinMark Trust, Dr Ramsamy occupied several senior positions including (i) the Head of the Trade Division at the COMESA Secretariat in Zambia during which heworked on trade promotion and facilitation and also contributed to the establishment of the PTA Bank to finance and foster trade, socio-economic development and regional economic integration and PTA Clearing House to facilitate payments of trade and services in local currencies (ii) the Executive Secretary of Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Botswana where he was involved in cementing the process of economic integration in Southern Africa and advising policy makers on regulatory reforms and protocol implementation for economic growth (iii) the CEO of the Economic Development Board of Madagascar (EDBM) whichwas responsible for private sector development and investment promotion (iv) the Special Adviser to the State President of Madagascar for economic affairs (v) Head of Business for Development (B4D) Unit which focusses on inclusive business development at the Southern Africa Trust.

With a strong background in regional integration and development economics, Dr Ramsamy has extensive knowledge and experience in business and development as well as in international relations. He has provided policy and strategic advice to both the private and public sectors in the SADC region. Dr Ramsamy holds a PhD in Development Economics, an MBA degree, a Diploma Poste-Universitaire and a BA (Hons) Economics and is fluent in both English and French.

Dr. Ramsamy is married and has two daughters, Natacha Ramsamy and Katiana Sandra Ramsamy. Natacha currently lives in Mauritius. Katiana lives in South Africa.


  1. ^ "Profile:Prega Ramsamy". November 1998. Retrieved 19 August 2013.