Ace Ankomah, BOG Dep Governor, NSMQ Mistress, Others to be inducted into fellowship of GAAS

The Ceremony will take place at 5: 30 at the Academy’s Auditorium and will be streamed live for all viewers.

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Lawyer and Managing Partner of the Bentsi Enchil, Letsa, and Ankomah(BELA); Ace Ankomah, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana; Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari, Mistress of the NSMQ; Professor Effah Kaufmann, and 13 other scholars will today, November 15, 2022, being inducted into Fellowship of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Ceremony will take place at 5: 30 at the Academy’s Auditorium and will be streamed live for all viewers.

About some of the Incoming Fellows


Ace is a lawyer and lecturer of several years standing.

He is the Managing Partner of the leading firm, Benti Entsil, Letsa, and Ankomah(BELA) which he manages assiduously.

Ace is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and has served on the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, and as the Regional Vice Chair for Europe/Middle East/Africa of the Lex Mundi Managing Partners Committee.

Moreover, he is an acknowledged leader in litigation and dispute resolution, possessing wide experience in the practice and teaching of Company Law and Procedure.


Maxwell Opoku-Afari is currently the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana. He was appointed to this position on August 7, 2017. Prior to assuming the role of Deputy Governor, Maxwell Opoku-Afari worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from December 2009, rising through the ranks to the level of Deputy Division Chief and Mission Chief. He was the Deputy Division Chief in the Regional Studies Division in the African Department of the IMF where he led and supervised the production of one of the IMF’s flagship publications—the Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, he also served as the Mission Chief for Mauritius. He previously worked in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department of the IMF.

While at the IMF, Maxwell Opoku-Afari participated in IMF negotiation missions to several African and Caribbean countries and handled extensive policy discussions on Rwanda, Zambia, Jamaica, and Sao Tome and Principe—where he led the program negotiation mission in 2015. He was also a reviewer of country policy documents for several developing countries.


Prof. Elsie Effah Kaufmann is an Associate Professor and founding Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at the University of Ghana.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE), a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE), and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, all from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.  After her graduate studies, she received her postdoctoral training at Rutgers University before joining the University of Ghana in 2001.

Prof. Effah Kaufmann was a member of the Planning Committee set up by the Academic Board of the University of Ghana to make proposals for establishing the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and was also a member of the three-person Implementation Committee set up by the Vice Chancellor following the submission and adoption of the Planning Committee’s report.  She was appointed as the first Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2006 and served as Head for several years (2006-2012, 2014-2016).  In 2010 she was elected to represent non-professorial academic staff on the highest decision-making body of the University of Ghana, the University Council, a position she held for four years.  In 2011 Prof. Effah Kaufmann was a winner of the prestigious International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellowship.

In addition, she has successfully steered the wheel as quiz Mistress of the National Science and Maths quiz for over a decade and more.