The Managing Consultant of E-Consult 101 Derek Laryea is leveraging on his years of experience in the corporate world and his wide network of friends to provide a winning roadmap for young career-driven Ghanaians.
Young Ghanaians who are committed to climbing the corporate ladder and making meaningful social impact often need mentorship and guidelines from others who have walked similar paths and made a success of it.
In a series of conversations using Facebook’s new live audio feature, Derek interacts with young Ghanaian leaders who are excelling in their respective fields to share ideas and tips on how they are making it.
This Sunday, in partnership with the 360 marketing communications agency, EchoHouse Ghana Limited and Dotcom DesignStudio, Derek will host another edition of the talk series with Professor Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia serving as his guest.
“Prof Kuenyehia wrote the first Ghanaian book on entrepreneurship where he explored many things including how employees can exhibit entrepreneurial abilities at their place of work,” Derek said in a statement.
“Elikem is not a regular voice, however, he has done a lot of amazing things and we are going to tap into his own personal journey this Sunday,” he added.
Prof Kuenyehia is a lawyer, Chairman, and Partner at ‘New Generation’ law firm Keystone Solicitors where he focuses on advising high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, families, family offices, and closely-held companies to manage and protect their wealth. He also has over 15 years of experience advising on investments in Africa.
He is widely considered as a thought leader on African entrepreneurship, especially due to his academic responsibilities Buckingham’s Faculty of Business, Humanities and Social Science, where he focuses on entrepreneurship, leadership in professional service firms, in an African context, and board leadership and corporate governance.
He founded Oxford & Beaumont Solicitors (with offices in Accra and London), which he quickly grew into a globally recognized leading African law firm. After initiating and co-executing a merger with ENS|Africa to create ENSAfrica| Ghana, he exited the firm at the end of 2020.
Prior to Oxford & Beaumont, he was part of the start-up team that established the United Bank of Africa Ghana where he led four divisions: strategy, brand management, business services, and legal/regulatory. Earlier in his career, he worked as an International Banking lawyer at the London office of Linklaters LLP and in the Global Markets Team at Barclays Capital. He has also had stints in strategy and brand management at Diageo North America.
Elikem currently serves on the board of Ghana’s State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) as the nominee of the President of Ghana. He has held non-executive board positions at Google Ghana, Hollard Insurance Ghana, and Chase Petroleum. Legal 500 named him one of only three law firm leaders who clients consider to be ‘at the pinnacle of the legal profession in Ghana’.
Kuenyehia earned a BA and an MA in jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, a practicing certificate from the University of Law, London, a Qualifying Certificate in Law from Ghana School of Law, and an MBA in entrepreneurship, marketing, and finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Initially admitted in England & Wales, he has been called to the Ghana Bar.
Source: EchoHouse Ghana Limited