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Cynthia Pamela Addo appointed as Ghana's Judicial Secretary

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Cynthia Pamela Addo

Cynthia Pamela Addo, a lawyer with 29 years of diverse post-qualification experience has been appointed as Judicial Secretary of the Judicial Service of Ghana.

Cynthia Pamela Addo, until her appointment was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer-Finance and Administration at the state-owned Ghana Exim Bank.

Cynthia Pamela Addo is expected to begin her new role from the beginning of the new legal Year, October 2018.

She replaces Justice Alex Opoku Acheampong who has been appointed to the bench of the Court of Appeal.

Professional and Educational Background:

Cynthia Pamela Addo has been a General Counsel for the Ghana Export-Import Bank and also worked with Export Trade, Agriculture and Industrial Development Fund (EDAIF) for 10(ten) years in various positions including Director, Legal and Board Secretariat, Director, Legal and Administration with responsibility for Legal Services, Human Resources, Public Relations and Procurement.

Cynthia Pamela Addo is a lawyer with 29(twenty-nine) years diverse post-qualification experience, a highly skilled professional known for creativity, exceptional organisational ability, resourcefulness, innovation, proven financial management skills and timely completion of major projects and assignments. With these skills, she has helped in setting up several organisations throughout her career.

Prior to joining (EDAIF) in 2007, she worked in various roles in the following institutions: Her Majesty’s Court, Essex-UK as a Legal Advisor and Trainer; Sterling Financial Services as a Head of Legal and Administration; Ghana Health Care Company Limited as the Solicitor Secretary/Chief Human Resource Officer; Golden Beach Hotels (GH) Limited as the Solicitor Secretary /Group Human Resource Co-ordinator and Acting Chief Executive Officer. Ms Addo has also lectured on a part-time basis in Labour Law and Equity & Trust.

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She holds an LL.B (Hons) and a Masters Degree in Law (LL.M with merit) both from the University of London. She was called to the Bar in England in 1989 as a member of the Lincoln’s Inn and was subsequently called to the Bar in Ghana in 1997 when she relocated from the United Kingdom.

She also holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) (Business Innovation) from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) where she received an award as an outstanding student.

Cynthia Pamela Addo holds certificates in various disciplines including Public Administration and Civil Service Management from the Galilee International Management Institute in Israel; Corporate Governance; Managing and Implementing Strategy; Leadership; Training the trainer, Advanced Training skills for Trainers; Public Speaking, among others.

Cynthia Pamela Addo
is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, the Bar of England and Wales and the International Bar Association.She holds an LL.B (Hons) and a Masters Degree in Law (LL.M with merit) both from the University of London.

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