Henry Kwasi Prempeh

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Henry Kwasi Prempeh is Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey,[1] where he has taught constitutional, corporate, and international business law courses since 2003. Immediately prior to joining the Seton Hall Law faculty, Professor Prempeh was the Director of Legal Policy and Governance of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD). He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of CDD and is also a board member of Ashesi University, a private university in Ghana. In 2010, he spent his sabbatical year as a Visiting Professor at the newly established law school at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration in Accra. Professor Prempeh has written and consulted on the issues of constitutionalism, governance, legal policy, and democracy in Ghana and the rest of Africa. He was selected as a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow by the National Endowment for Democracy in 2011. A graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as a teaching fellow and on the Yale Law Journal as an editor, Professor Prempeh also holds an MBA from Baylor University, Texas, and a B.Sc. Admin. degree from University of Ghana Business School. He previously worked in private practice as a law firm associate, first at O'Melveny & Myers LLP and, later, at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, both in Washington, D.C. Professor Prempeh is a founding patron and chairman of the board of Walk2Learn International. Legal Practitioner, Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh, has been appointed as the new Executive Director for the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). He was appointed by CDD-Ghana’s Board of Directors. Prof. Prempeh’s appointment, which takes effect from February 1, 2018, follows the retirement of the Centre’s founding Executive Director, Professor E. Gyimah-Boadi.

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