Date of Birth: Mar/29/1944
Place of Origin: Ghana
Akufo-Addo is the eldest of the
four children. His father, Edward
Akufo-Addo was the Chief Justice and President of Ghana.
Akufo-Addo attended Lancing College, in Sussex, England and the University of Ghana, Legon.
In 1967, he graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of
Science Honors degree in Economics.
He studied law in England and completed the English Bar in July 1971 and the Ghanaian Bar in July 1975.
He worked as an associate counsel with the Coudert Freres in
France between 1971 and 1975. He also worked as a junior partner at the
law firm of U.V. Campbell. In 1979, he co-founded the law firm of
Akufo-Addo, Prempeh and Company in Accra.
In 1992, Akufo-Addo became a founding member of the New Patriotic Party - the current ruling
party of Ghana - and was also the founder and first
chairperson of the Ghana Committee on Human and People's Rights.
Akufo-Addo served as the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice from 2001 to 2003. From April 2003 to July 2007 Akufo-Addo resided as the Foreign Minister of Ghana. He resigned to seek the presidential
nomination of his party in 2007.