Mrs. Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante

Secretary to the Authority

Mrs. Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante

Mrs. Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante is a Lawyer and social development activist. She was called to the Ghana Bar in 2015.

Prior to her appointment in 2021, she was the Acting Director of the National Folklore Board. During her tenure, the Agency gained national and international recognition as well as introduced various flagship projects such as the facilitation of passage of the folklore user fees into law as a means of increasing government revenue. Nana Adjoa also represented Ghana in 2018 at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore on matters of intangible cultural heritage and its legal protection.

Nana Adjoa’s legal expertise spans litigation and corporate services to government agencies, Ghanaian and international clients. Her experience includes debt recovery, company secretarial, regulation advisory and commercial documentation drafting and review services. She has worked with reputable law firms in Ghana and Italy namely: Kulendi@Law, JLD & MB Legal Consultancy, Freshfields Bruckhaus and Derringer as well as NCTM Studio Legale. She has also represented clients as a volunteer lawyer with the Ghana Legal Aid Scheme.

Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante has also been instrumental in the establishment of the Arts Rights Court and assisted with drafting of the Memorandum to the Creative Arts Act. She is also the founding director of the Social Bridge, an NGO that engages in social intervention projects geared towards positive sustainable development.

As a Lawyer, Nana Adjoa also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Accra Business School as well as Certificates in Negotiation, Mediation & Sustainable Dispute Resolution and International Anti- Corruption from the University of Milan, Italy.  She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Gender, Peace and Security at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre, Accra.