Prior to assuming his role as CEO of GFZA, Amb. (Dr.) Michael Aaron Oquaye Esq. Jnr. was Ghana’s High Commissioner to India with concurrent accreditation to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Dr. Oquaye is a Lawyer (Barrister) by profession. He is an International Investment Corporate Lawyer with an extensive experience in Project Finance, Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, General Contract and Commercial Transactions. His Global experience is mainly focused on emerging businesses and markets – Countries of Business include UK, USA, ECOWAS Region, and South Africa.
His varied areas of Legal Practice are in the Sectors of Energy (Oil and Gas, Biofuels and Renewable Energy), Media and Technology, Telecommunications, Commodities and Agri-Business among others.
His work experience spans many years in both the UK and Ghana. His last job in the UK was at 9 Kings Bench Walk, Chancery Lane, London, where he worked with Renowned Barrister AI Mustakim. In Ghana, he is currently a Legal Practitioner at Excuse Law Consult with renowned lawyers such as Dr.Yeboa Amoa (First Managing Director of Ghana Stock Exchange) and Mrs. Essie F. Cobbina (Cocoa Board Ghana).
He was called to the Bar of England and Wales at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and later called to the bar in Ghana. He holds a BL from BPP Law School in Holborn, UK and an LLB from the Oxford Brookes University in Oxford. He also has professional Post Graduate Certificates from the Oxford University and the National University of Singapore – Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
He is married to Maureen Oquaye with three children.