CEO, Apex Lawconsult
A highly motivated corporate and governance lawyer, Sheila is the Chief Executive Officer of Apex Lawconsult, a law firm that provides legal services for corporate clients, government as well as individuals. The firm also provides legal legislative advocacy services for clients.
Sheila is a lawyer certified under the Legal Profession Act of 1960 to practice law, and holds a Masters in Law (LL.M) from the Georgetown University Law Centre and a law degree from the University of Ghana, Legon.
She has expertise in project management and policy development that has led her to develop several national policies and implementation plans including the National Domestic Violence Policy and Plan of Action to Implement the Domestic Violence Act (funded by UNDP), the National Food Safety Policy (funded by the World Health Organisation and Food and Agriculture Organisation), the Justice for Children Policy (funded by UNICEF-Ghana) among others. She has led in the drafting of several legislation and coordinated several legal research projects including the Legal Pluralism and Gender Pilot Project funded by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Ascertainment and Codification of Customary Law Project for the National House of Chiefs funded by GIZ and later the World Bank. She is also an international development consultant who has worked on several projects locally and at the African Union (AU). She has had several speaking engagements at the (AU) and United Nations meetings.
Recognition, awards and qualifications
She is a Fellow of the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) component of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Programme based at the Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington D.C., USA. She is also a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, a component of the Aspen Leadership Institute. She chairs the Executive Council of LAWA-Ghana Alumnae Incorporated. She is on the Management Committee of the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ghana, Legon. She chairs the Ghana Bar Association’s Women and Minor’s Rights Committee. She is an Executive Committee Member of the Christian Council of Ghana. She has received several awards including the Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards as the Most Outstanding CEO Legal Practitioner for 2015 and 2016. She was awarded a certificate as a Finalist of Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government 2013/14. Some government Ministries have recognized her for her contribution towards the drafting of some laws including a citation for her contribution towards the drafting of the Affirmative Action Bill (2016).