Ghanaian Elikem Kuenyehi Appointed The First African Professor of Practice At University of Buckingham

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has commended Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia for his appointment as Professor of Practice to its Faculty of Business, Humanities and Social Science of the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom (UK).

Wishing him well, the Vice-President also expressed confidence in his capabilities to do the country proud.

“Kuenyehia’s appointment to Buckingham is yet again a demonstration of the wealth of intellectual talent this country has. I am confident that he will do Ghana proud and I wish him well,”

Dr Bawumia, who is an alumnus of the university said on his appointment.

Dr Bawumia obtained a first-class degree in economics in 1987 from the University of Buckingham, the only independent university with a Royal Charter.

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About two weeks ago, the University of Buckingham the Ghanaian lawyer and entrepreneur as Professor of Practice.

Kuenyehia is the first African to be appointed Professor of Practice at the university. It comes shortly after another Ghanaian, Professor Bob Hinson, was appointed acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kigali, adding to the tall list of Ghanaian business and academic dons stretching their impact outside the shores of the country.

In an interview, Prof. Kuenyehia described the appointment as the most significant of his professional life, saying

“I am humbled to be associated with a university of such calibre and international standing”.

Prof. Kuenyehia was appointed on the basis of over 20 years’ experience in corporate law and entrepreneurship.

He is most noted for starting Oxford & Beaumont with only $5,000 in 2006 though he unceremoniously exited that firm in 2020.

He is now Chairman and Partner of Keystone Solicitors, which he describes as ‘a new generation African law providing a compelling alternative to traditional law firms’.

Prof. Kuenyehia serves on several boards, including that of the State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA) for a second term as one of the nominees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.


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