Kissi Agyebeng is currently the Special Prosecutor of Ghana, a lecturer at his alma mater, the University of Ghana, chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal of Ghana and the Managing Partner of Cromwell Gray LLP, a law firm in Ghana.
His impeccable record from undergrad to postgrad has seen him attain milestones in his career and become one of the exceptional legal practitioners in Ghana. This earned him the public office through which he has been contributing his quota in ridding the country of corruption.
The Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame to this, in a letter addressed to the office of the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, said, “Kissi Agyebeng possesses the requisite expertise on corruption and corruption-related matters, is of high moral character and proven integrity and satisfy all the other requirements stipulated in section 13(1) and (2) of Act 959.”
Also, the president of Ghana said, “He has the capacity, the experience, the requisite values and intellectual strength to succeed in this vital position.”
Life before becoming a legal practitioner
The forty-four years old Kissi Agyebeng comes from Kwahu Nkwatia, a town in the Kwahu East District, a district in the Eastern Region of South Ghana. In 1994, he obtained his Ordinary Level (O-Level) certificate from Accra Academy. Two years down the lane, he received his Advanced Level (A-Level) certificate.
He proceeded to the University of Ghana, where he obtained his bachelor of laws (LLB) degree as the best graduating student in 2001 and won the Bentsi-Enchill Award. In the same year, he went to Ghana School of Law and finished in 2003 as the best student in family law and received the E.N. Sowah Memorial Award. He was called to the Ghana bar in 2003.
A year later, he attended Schulich School of Law, University of Dalhousie and studied Marine and Environmental Law. In 2005, he graduated with a post-graduating degree. He received another postgraduate degree from Cornell Law School, Cornell University in Banking, Corporate, Finance and Security Law.
He successfully executed different cases and international arbitration hearings with this immense knowledge. Through this, he has enmassed experience and expertise in dealing with different sectors, such as the Attorney General’s Department, Exim Bank Ghana Limited, Youth Employment Authority, National Lottery Authority, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Trade Fair Company Limited, and the Ghana Olympic Committee.
Giving back to his country’s educational system
Upon graduating from the University of Dalhousie and Cornell University, Kissi Agyebeng returned to Ghana. In Ghana, he gradually built his portfolio in the legal sector with positive contributions in his wake.
Upon his return, he started working at the University of Ghana in 2006. While there, he combined it with being an International Humanitarian Law lecturer at the Regional Maritime University, Accra, in 2009.
In 2011, he became a member of the Ghana Armed Forces Staff College. The following year, he became a lecturer at Mountcrest University College, teaching Criminal Law. He taught the same course in 2013 and 2014 at Central University College and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Still date he is still a lecturer at his alma mater.
Career as a lawyer
Kissi Agyebeng started his career as an associate at Zoe, Akyea and Co. Law firm. In 2008, he became a member of the Public Interest Law (CEPIL), a Human Rights and Public Interest Law Firm. The following year, he joined the Ayine and Felli Law Firm as a Senior Associate.
In 2014, he became the Managing Partner of Cromwell Gray LLP. In 2019, he was appointed chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal, Ghana. He was responsible for adjudicating appeals from verdicts of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Dispute Resolution Committee of the NCA concerning the use of electronic communications, how broadcasting is regulated, and the utilization of the electromagnetic spectrum. He is the special prosecutor of Ghana, appointed on the 5th of August 2021 for seven years.