The managing partner at Kimathi & Partners, Kimathi Kuenyehia has been appointed president of the American Chamber of Commerce.
Kuenyehia succeeds Ayesha Bedwei Ibe, a tax leader for PwC Ghana, who led the organisation since 2020.
Sharing the news on Facebook on Monday (4 December) commended the outgoing president Ayesha Bedwei Ibe for her contribution to the Chamber.
“We are honoured to announce Kimathi Kuenyehia as the new President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana. We are confident that you will build on the stellar achievements of past Presidents to further the interests of businesses and leverage the thriving trade relations between Ghana and the United States for growth and prosperity.”
“We are also grateful for the leadership of our immediate past President, Ayesha Bedwei Ibe. The Chamber appreciates your unwavering commitment to enhancing bilateral commercial relations between the United States and Ghana,” the Chamber posted on Facebook.
About Kimathi Kuenyehia
Kimathi Kuenyehia is an award-winning Harvard-educated transactional lawyer who is ranked by Legal 500 as one of the top 5 leading lawyers in Ghana.
Recommended as ‘outstanding on all matters’ by IFLR 1000, he is always the lawyer of choice for global multinationals with respect to their most challenging legal issues, most significant business transactions and most critical disputes.
He is a past winner of the prestigious William Reece Smith Jr. International Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year for his “professional excellence, innovative approach to legal practice, community service and reputation for the advancement of legal ethics”. The first and only African to have won.
In 2012, he was also selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. The prestigious Young Global Leader honor is bestowed each year by the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum on some of the most extraordinary leaders in various fields below the age of 40 from around the world in recognition of their “professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through inspiring leadership”.
Kimathi, who is admitted to practice law in Ghana and New York, is currently writing a book on Corporate Law and Practice in Ghana. He was the Commencement Speaker for the 2016 graduates of the College of Humanities of the University of Ghana.
In December 2022, he was appointed alongside Ashok Mohinani, Executive Director of the Mohinani Group to the Board of Directors of AmCham Ghana.
About the American Chamber of Commerce
The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Ghana is the representative arm of U.S businesses and subsidiaries voluntarily working to create an environment where business can thrive between Ghanaian and American communities.
AmCham exists to promote commercial, economic, educational and cultural ties between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana.
The Chamber is one of the 118 affiliates of the U.S Chamber of Commerce, which is the world’s largest business association with over one million members worldwide.
Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra
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