Kobina Hughes

Kobina Hughes


Kobina is a UK qualified solicitor and member of the Ghana Bar. His area of interest and practice is at the intersection of law and technology with a focus on the power sector.

His ambition as a teenager was to be an artist but he was “persuaded” to pursue an engineering career by his mother. He was then “persuaded” (this time not by his mother) to become a human rights lawyer but after a few steps in that direction was “persuaded” (yet again) to follow a commercial law career. He has spent his all of his life living, studying and working in both the UK and Ghana and sees both countries as home.

He is clear that he is neither a human rights lawyer nor a blockchain expert but hopes that, as he has a little understanding of both and that as he comes from two communities at the risk of an unbridgeable divergence in the quality of life to be had from the advent of mass internet usage, he brings an important perspective to thinking and development in this crucial area. Unsurprisingly, one of his central themes is meaningful inclusion and engagement and the belief that solutions come from doing things with people, rather than to or for them.

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