Marumo Nkomo currently serves as Director-Legal: International Trade and Economic Development at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in South Africa. He is also an adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town.
He holds an LLB degree from the University of Wales (UK) and two Masters degrees. The first, being an LLM in international trade and investment law from the Centre for Human Rights which is a joint centre of the University of Pretoria and University of the Western Cape (South Africa); while the other is a Master of International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute in Berne (Switzerland).
Marumo has worked in the law faculty at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on a full time basis where he taught and conducted research in fields such as intellectual property, international trade and regional integration in Africa. While at UCT Marumo also served as the Southern African representative on the Executive Committee to the African Network of International Economic Law and Editor in Chief of the SADC Law Journal. Marumo has also worked in leading law firms in South Africa and Malaysia as well as several inter-governmental organizations including the World Trade Organisation, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Development Programme.