Prega Ramsamy

Prega Ramsamy (Pakeereesamy Ramsamy)
2nd Executive Secretary of SADC
In office
Preceded byKaire Mbuende
Succeeded byTomaz Salomão
Personal details
Born (1950-05-05) 5 May 1950 (age 69)
Rose-Hill, Mauritius
Spouse(s)Novia Ramsamy (1950)
ChildrenNatacha Ramsamy (1979) and Katiana Sandra Ramsamy (1984)
ResidenceSouth Africa
Alma materUniversity of Delhi (BA)
ProfessionCurrently the CEO of Finmark Trust

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.

Ramsamy joined FinMark Trust in 2012 as CEO. Ramsamy was the head of the trade division at the COMESA Secretariat in Zambia working 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.

He provided policy and strategic advice to both the private and public sectors in the SADC region. 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 to Novia (nee Mounsmie) and has two daughters, Natacha Ramsamy and Katiana Sandra Ramsamy. They have been married since 1978. Natacha lives in Mauritius and is a business owner. She is currently working at Evolution (http://evolution.mu/) and Katiana lives in South Africa. Katiana worked for the Southern Africa Trust as a Project Manager. Currently, she is working at the University of Witwatersrand (https://www.wits.ac.za) and is pursuing a PhD. Both Natacha and Katiana studied at the University of Cape Town. Katiana is now studying at the University of Witwatersrand.


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

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