The Founder and Managing Partner of CQ Legal and Consulting– Ms Cynthia Quarcoo – has joined the prestigious GUBA Advisory Board.
The GUBA Advisory board is a body consisting of prominent and experienced individuals who advise on the proceedings, legal, progressive growth, format and general management of the organization.
Ms. Quarcoo is a corporate/commercial and finance lawyer with specialization in the energy, financial and infrastructure sectors and has over 15 years’ experience in representing institutional clients. Prior to her current role as the head of Banking and finance, Energy/Power and Infrastructure Practices at CQ Legal and Consulting, she served as a Senior Associate in the Banking and Finance Practice of International law firm, Fasken Martineau LLP in London and as a Consultant Senior Lawyer in the International Finance and Corporate department of Radix Legal & Consulting in London.
She is also founder of Africa 1 Media, a multi-functioning professional services firm, with a unique focus on providing business and legal counsel. Africa 1 Media supports creatives in their efforts to advance their talent whilst paying close attention to national and international legal frameworks and protocols which guard and regulate their industries and sectors. Africa 1 Media was specifically established to help realize the dreams and ambitions of talented and driven aspiring Africans. The aim of Africa 1 Media is to build the commercial value of its clients businesses to help them reach the widest audience for the highest rewards. She also sits on the boards of CENIT Energy and Ghana India Trade Advisory Centre.
Cynthia expressed her utmost delight at being part of the GUBA Awards Advisory Board stating:
“I consider the invitation to serve as a GUBA Advisory Board member a great honour and I am humbled. As a person who has very close ties with the UK and Ghana, I am in total support of GUBA Enterprise’s focus on creating closer ties between both countries. I have paid a great deal of attention over the years and have been amazed at the efforts that the founder of GUBA, Dentaa Amoateng MBE, the board and her team continue to make in strengthening the ties through its numerous projects and activities. I am committed to adding my experience to this incredible team to ensure that both countries stand to benefit in the long term as GUBA continues to accomplish all its objectives”
Dentaa Amoateng MBE (Left) with new GUBA Advisory Board Member Cynthia Quarcoo (Middle) and Claudia Andrews (Right)
Ms. Cynthia Quarcoo becomes the tenth member of the GUBA Advisory Board and joins a team comprising of the following prominent members:
Peter Jones | Director Defence and International Security| F.C.O
Jonathan Howard | Former CEO, Business Council for Africa
Eric-Vincent Guichard | Founder & CEO, Homestrings
John Carmichael | Author/Global development consultant
George Twumasi | Deputy Chairman & CEO, ABN
Rodney Hinds | Sports Editor, The Voice Newspaper
Dr. Doirean Wilson| Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University Business School
Steve Gray | Director, Wardour Africa
Jon Benjamin | Director, Diplomatic Academy | British Foreign Office
CEO and Founder of GUBA Enterprise, Mrs. Dentaa Amoateng MBE in expressing her delight at having Cynthia as a member of the GUBA Advisory Board stated:
“I am very happy to have Cynthia join the GUBA Advisory Board. She is an inspirational woman with lots of experience and will be a great addition to an already dynamic team. I am very excited with this special addition.”
Formula 1 Legend Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Legendary Formula 1 racer Niki Lauda has died … according to his family.
Lauda, considered one of F1’s greatest drivers ever, died Monday … nine months after undergoing surgery for a lung transplant.
Niki won the F1 drivers’ championship in 1975 and ’77 with Ferrari and again in ’84 with McLaren … but he’s most famous for crashing and catching fire in 1976 at the German Grand Prix.
Lauda was badly burned in the crash, but he made a miraculous recovery an returned to racing only 6 weeks later.
Lauda’s incredibly comeback after dodging death instantly made him the stuff of legend .. and his 1976 rivalry with British driver James Hunt was the plot line of the movie “Rush.”
Niki, who was born in Austria, had a tight working relationship with 5-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton. Lauda was involved when Lewis signed with McClaren ahead of the 2013 racing season.
Niki’s family released a statement after his death … saying, “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday.”
“His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable, his tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain.”
“A role model and a benchmark for all of us, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will be missed.”
Lauda was 70.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Get Attacked In South Africa, dismisses Attacker As A Guy Who Wants To Be Famous | WATCH
American politician and former movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger have downplayed an incident in which he was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday.
A video posted by World’s Strongest Fan YouTube channel shows the 71-year-old former Governor of California standing and filming children at a sporting event in Johannesburg when a man delivers a flying kick to his back, forcing him to stumble forward.
The attacker is promptly grabbed by security and whisked away.
Gov’t To Meet Shatta, Stonebwoy Over Feud : Tourism Minister
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has revealed that her ministry will engage dancehall artistes Livingstone Etse Satekla, known in showbiz as Stonebwoy; and his archrival Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., also known as Shatta Wale, to end the feud between them to prevent a deadly escalation.
“We are going to engage them together with MUSIGA to ensure that we resolve whatever underlying issue that is there so that we don’t have an escalation going forward into the future,” Oteng-Gyasi said on Class FM.
Her comments were in reaction to the gun-related incident that took place at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) held on Saturday, May 18.
The 20th edition of the VGMAs nearly turned bloody when camps of Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale engaged in near-fisticuffs over an award.
The confusion happened when Stonebwoy was announced as the Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year.
Shatta Wale and his fans approached the podium to ostensibly congratulate Stonebwoy but events turned chaotic resulting in a lot of pushing and shoving – a situation that prompted Stonebwoy to pull out his pistol.
The security officers at the event pepper-sprayed the stage in an attempt to prevent a full-blown fight.
“On the part of the ministry and the organizers, on hindsight, we should have engaged the two artistes prior to the event having witnessed what was going on in social media”, the minister said.
She subsequently called on the fans of the two musicians to stop the social media war as that fuels the rivalry between the two artistes.
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