Mr. Erasmus Douglas Djarbeng
Mr. Erasmus Douglas Djarbeng is currently a partner in the respected Accra Law Firm of Hayibor Djarbeng & CO. An alumnus of the Law Faculty, University of Ghana, University of Tasmania, Australia and the prestigious Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, Mr. Djarbeng possesses varied experience in Law, Management and public policy, among others.
Prior to full-time practice as a corporate Lawyer, Mr. Djarbeng had worked as corporation secretary/legal adviser at the erstwhile Ghana National Manganese Corporation. Mr. Djarbeng was also at various times general manager, director of human resource and director, special services in Ghana Cocoa Board, one of the leading public sector organizations in the country, with solid corporate governance credentials. Mr. Djarbeng’s interest in the capital and financial markets began at Princeton University where he specialized in the Law and Economics programme at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, as a graduate student. He followed this up with a certificate course in Investment Negotiation at the International Law Institute of Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.
Upon his return to Ghana, Mr. Djarbeng took all the four securities courses offered by Ghana Stock Exchange and excelled in the examinations. He was subsequently appointed a lecturer at the Exchange from 1997 – 2007. In July, 2005, Mr. Djarbeng was invited to assist in the revision of the Rule Book of the Exchange at a two-day stakeholders meeting at the Elmina Beach Hotel. He was also a participant at the Africa Stock Exchanges Association (ASEA) conference on recent developments in African Capital Markets held in Accra in 2007. Mr. Djarbeng is a corporate lawyer with interests in mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings (Corporate Finance), joint ventures, and buy – outs etc. Mr. Djarbeng is a respected member of the Ghana Bar Association, having been called to the Bar in October, 1979.
During his six – year tenure as chairman of the Division One League Board and Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Djarbeng received a special award from the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) for his immense contribution to the development of Football in Ghana.
Mr. Djarbeng has attended many seminars and conferences locally and overseas and is widely travelled.