Astrid Ludin is a Deputy Commissioner at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority of South Africa since June 2021. Her responsibilities include oversight over financial market and retirement fund supervision. She has more than 25 years of experience in public policy and regulation, and led major law reforms, including the reform of company, consumer protection and credit legislation in South Africa between 2002 and 2007. In her capacity as Deputy Director-General at the dtic, she had policy responsibility for competition, company, intellectual property, consumer protection, credit, gambling, lotteries, and liquor legislation and exercised oversight over the associated regulatory agencies.
Astrid spent 3 years at the Competition Commission (1999 to 2002), responsible for stakeholder relations, communications, education and voluntary compliance, and was involved in a number of major mergers and investigations. She served as the first Commissioner of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) between 2011 and 2015, where she oversaw the modernisation of the office and its transformation into a regulatory institution.
In various consulting capacities, Astrid has provided research and policy advice to the dtic, the National Treasury, the Prudential Authority, Strate, a range of South African financial services firms, and financial sector regulators in Africa. Her areas of expertise include consumer protection, market conduct and financial market regulation, financial inclusion, financial education and innovation.