Director General, Market Frameworks

Jaee Samant


Jaee Samant is the Director General for Market Frameworks at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

She joined the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in 2013 as Labour Market Director. Before BIS, she was the Home Office’s Crime Director. Jaee has been a civil servant since 1992 and has worked in a wide range of strategy and policy roles at the Department of Employment, the Department for Education and Employment, the Department for Work and Pensions, and the Cabinet Office before joining the Home Office in 2004. She has had secondments to the BIG Lottery Fund and the BBC.

Jaee spent some of her childhood in India, Singapore and Hong Kong before moving to the UK in 1980. She worked in banking for a year before joining the civil service.

Director General, Market Frameworks

The Director General is responsible for the following areas:

  • corporate governance
  • consumer and competition
  • labour markets
  • better regulation
  • regulatory delivery

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Strategy, Growth, People and Legal, BEIS
  2. Director General, Skills, Deregulation and Local Growth, and Legal, BIS