Her Excellency Prof. Judge Akua Kuenyehia
President, MountCrest University College (MCU)
She is a retired Judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. Her investiture and induction as President of MCU took place on 12th January, 2013 in Accra. While at the ICC, she was First Vice President of the Court and President of the Appeals Division. Before her ICC appointment, she was a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and a Law lecturer. She is also an advocate of women and human rights.
Born in Akropong-Akuapem in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Prof. Judge Kuenyehia obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Ghana, Legon, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCI) from Somerville College, Oxford, and was the first female to be engaged by the University of Ghana to teach Law. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1996 – 2003.Read more...
Before her elevation to the ICC, Prof. Judge Kuenyehia served on the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development of the Canadian Government in Montreal, Canada, the Board of Directors of Women, Law and Development Institute in Washington, DC, Board of Directors of Barclays Bank Ghana Limited, the Council of the University of Cape Coast and the Ghana Civil Service Council.
She was also chairperson of the Board of Directors of Women in Law and Development in Africa, which has its headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe and served on the United Nations Experts Committee on the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
From 1997 to her election to the ICC, she coordinated a research project on “Women and Law in Anglophone West Africa.” The countries involved were Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra-Leone and The Gambia. The project produced two major publications which she edited: “A Situational Analysis of Some Key Issues Affecting Women 1998″, and “Gender Relations in the Family in West Africa, 2003”.
She has a number of scholarly publications in various journals both national and international. She is co-author of a textbook on Women and Law in Sub-Saharan Africa with Professor Cynthia Bowman of Northwestern University of Law in Chicago, Ill, USA, which was published in August 2003. It is currently the only comprehensive textbook on the subject.
Prof. Kuenyehia has done a lot of pioneering work in Ghana on women and law including helping to set up the first legal aid center for indigent women under the auspices of the Ghana Chapter of the International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA). She is a founding member of the Africa regional women’s network, Women in Law and Development, and through this group, introduced training in legal literacy for grassroots women throughout the region.
Currently she is patron of the Akua Kuenyehia Foundation, which among other things, provides educational scholarships to underprivileged girls based on their academic achievements, financial needs and leadership potentials.
In 2002, Ghana honoured her with the Distinguished Award for Meritorious Service.
Mr. Kwasi Abeasi
He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Operations Management & Marketing (MBA) degree and Post-Graduate Studies in Education (IDD&E), both from Syracuse University, USA, a certificate in Advanced Management Programme (AMP), Harvard University, USA, and a Certificate in Public Enterprise Management, National University of Singapore. He attended Mfantsipim Secondary School, Cape Coast.Read more...
He is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Africa Investconsult Ltd., a company that caters for the investment advisory services of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) including the search for partners and sources of funding.
Before then, he was Chief Executive, African Business Round Table (ABR) based in Sandton, South Africa, Chief Executive, Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Director-General, Private Enterprise Foundation, Managing Director, Ghana Oil Company, Chairman, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), member of the Boards of Regents University College, Central University College, Gold Fields Ghana Ltd, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
He was president, Rotary Club of Accra-North and vice-president, Engineering Society, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science &Technology.
He is a fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana, and a member of Ghana Institute of Management.
Mr. Kwaku Ansa-Asare
Educated at the University of Ghana, Mr. Ansa-Asare is a Lawyer by profession and also has broad experience in the field of administration. He co-founded MountCrest University College in 2008 with his wife Mrs. Helena Ansa-Asare.
Prior to starting the University, he was the Director of Legal Education and Director, Ghana School of Law from October 2002 to December 2013. Before then he had been a Lecturer at the Law School from 1987, rising to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 1992.Read more...
He also acted at various times (1992, 1995, 1996, 1997-1999) as Director of the Ghana Law School. Mr. Ansa-Asare holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from the University of Ghana and a Qualifying Certificate for Admission to the Ghana Bar from the Ghana School of Law.
He has extensive experience in teaching and research in institutions of higher learning which includes the University of Ghana, the Rivers State University of Science and Technology in Port Harcourt and the University of Calabar, both in Nigeria.
He has served on various statutory boards including the General Legal Council; Board of Legal Education; the Legal Aid Board; Boards of Governors of Benkum Senior High School and Mampong-Akuapem Presbyterian Day Secondary School.
Mr. Ansa-Asare is also an entrepreneur who established the Readwide Bookshop and farms on a commercial scale. He has been an active Legal Practitioner since November 1981. He is Master of Chambers of the Law Firm, Ansa-Asare & Co., Hencil Chambers. He was the legal consultant to the Committee of Experts that drew up Ghana’s 1992 Constitution.
Among his numerous honours are the United States International Visitor Fellowship in 1992, 1997, 1998 and 2003; the United States Young Leaders of Africa Programme (1990); Canadian International Development Fellowship (1998) and the Sprott Prize, Legon Hall, University of Ghana (1976 and 1977).
His publications include: “Consumer Protection” 12 RGL 176; The Law as an Instrument of Trade Policy” 12 RGL; “The Case for a Comprehensive Framework of Consumer Protection in Ghana” 13 & 14 RGL 73; and “Legislative History of the Legal Regime of Price Control in Ghana” (1987) 29 JAL 103.
Mr. Ansa-Asare is the Registrar of the Koforidua Diocese of the Anglican Church, within the Province of West Africa.