Nii Nortey Owuo IV

HRM Notse Prof, Nortey Owuo IV

King of Osu, Ghana

HRM Notse Nii Nortey Owuo IV, also known as Prof. Bernard Nii Nortey Botchway in private, is the esteemed Traditional Leader of the Osu people and serves as the President of the Osu Stool Council in Ghana.

Nii pursued his undergraduate studies at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. Throughout his academic journey, he excelled and was recognised for his outstanding achievements. He was a distinguished member of the Wesson High Honors Society, and the Alpha Chi Honours Society, and consistently made the Dean's list. Notably, Nii made history as the first black individual to be elected as the Student Government President at the college. During this time, he was honoured with a Resolution Fellowship at the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York City, USA.

Continuing his pursuit of knowledge, Nii earned his doctorate in law from the prestigious University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in North Carolina, USA. His expertise extends to legal and strategic matters concerning banking, finance, international trade, and regulatory systems. Presently, he holds the esteemed position of North American Lead Counsel for Standard Chartered Bank. Despite his demanding professional commitments, Nii remains dedicated to sharing his knowledge and serves as an assistant in classes at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina.

Nii's contributions extend beyond the realm of law. In 2020, he was inducted into the NC Pro Bono Honour Society, showcasing his commitment to providing legal assistance to those in need. Additionally, he is a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society and holds the distinction of being the first black individual to serve on the board of Colby-Sawyer College. Furthermore, Nii serves as the board chairman of the Osu Heritage Foundation. He is a member of the North Carolina, American, and Mecklenburg County Bars, further reflecting his involvement in legal circles.

Outside of his professional endeavours, Nii indulges in various recreational activities. He finds joy in football, reading, hiking, and gardening. As a lifelong fan, he passionately supports Arsenal FC and Accra Hearts of Oak FC.

All Sessions by HRM Notse Prof, Nortey Owuo IV

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