Dr. Kofi Mbiah

Chief Executive Officer, 
Ghana Chamber of Shipping

Dr. Mbiah is a Barrister at Law. He holds a Masters in Marine Management, (M.M.M.) from Dalhousie University, Canada, a  Master of Laws, (LL.M.),  from the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) Malta,  where he graduated with distinction and was the recipient of the IMO Secretary General’s Award for Best Overall Performance.

Dr. Mbiah also obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, in 2005. He obtained his PhD. in Maritime Administration from the World Maritime University, Sweden in 2011.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators U.K. (MCIArb). and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. (FCILT)

He started his working career at Ghana Shippers Authority in 1982 as an Assistant Legal Officer and rose through the ranks by dint of hard work to become the Chief Executive Officer in 1998. A position he held for 19 years.

Dr. Mbiah is the immediate past chairman of the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organisation. A position he held for 6 years. Served as Chairman of the Union of African Shippers Councils from 2016 to 2017.

Since 2006 till date, Dr. Mbiah has served at various times as a visiting Professor at the World Maritime and Lund Universities in Malmo, Sweden and at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta.

Dr. Mbiah has also served as a resource person and maritime law expert at various international seminars and conferences including CMI conferences and Maritime Law seminars for judges in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.

He has published articles in local and international magazines and journals.

In 2015, the IMO appointed Dr. Mbiah to the Board of Governors of IMLI. He is a proud recipient of many awards for excellence including the IMLI International Achievement Award.

Dr Mbiah is an IMO Consultant.

He also works with ALLIANCE PARTNERS as a Private Legal Practitioner and a Maritime Law and Management Consultant with SHIIPMAN Consult.

He is presently the CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Shipping

Dr Emmanuel Kofi Mbiah

P.O. Box 2266, Accra

kmbiahami@gmail.com