Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia is Managing Partner at Oxford & Beaumont Solicitors in Ghana, specializing in finance and energy law.
Prior to setting up Oxford & Beaumont, he was Head of Corporate Services and Legal at Standard Trust Bank Ghana Limited (now UBA Ghana Limited) and part of the team that started UBA in Ghana. He has also worked in the international banking and finance group of Linklaters LLP. While at Linklaters, he was seconded to Barclays Capital as a Global Loans Lawyer. He trained at Travers Smith in London. His areas of expertise include banking, energy and infrastructure.
He is a non-executive director of Metropolitan Insurance Company Limited, Google Ghana Limited and Chase Petroleum Ghana Limited. He is also a member the Law Society of England & Wales and the Ghana Bar Association.
In addition, he is an adjunct lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where he teaches Entrepreneurship.
In 2012, Kuenyehia was named by Forbes and CNBC as West Africa Young Business Leader of the Year and named one of Africa’s next generation leaders by the Africa Leadership Network.
In 2010, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is one of ‘Africa’s 40 under-40 Achievers by named by The Network Journal in 2010.
Kuenyehia also received the Millennium Excellence Awards’ Young Professional of the Year Award in 2006.
His Book, Kuenyehia on Entrepreneurship, is the first textbook on Ghanaian entrepreneurship.
Kuenyehia is a Non-Executive Director of Chase Petroleum Ghana, Metropolitan Insurance Company and Creativehub. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA).
Kuenyehia is a graduate of Worcester College, University of Oxford, and has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.