Dr. Poku Adusei was appointed Deputy Director General of the Ghana Standards Authority on September 1, 2017. Prior to his appointment, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, School of Law, where he taught Intellectual Property Law, Private International Law, Company Law and Land Law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Degree from the University of Ghana and a Qualified Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law, Accra. He was called to the Ghana Bar in 2003. Dr. Adusei was awarded the H.N. McDermid Scholarship for proven ability in the area of specialisation by the University of Alberta, Canada, where he earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree with specialisation in copyright law and innovation. He holds a PhD in patent law, innovation and development from McGill University in Canada.
Dr. Adusei has written extensively on the subject of intellectual property law, technology transfer, and innovation in reputable local and international peer-review journals, including, the Journal of African Law, African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Global Journal of Comparative Law, Journal of World Intellectual Property, African Journal of Information and Communication, University of Botswana Law Journal, KNUST Law Journal, Lancaster University Ghana Law Journal, and University of Ghana Law Journal.
Dr. Adusei has travelled far and wide having consulted for many governmental agencies and international organisations, including, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Ghana-Swiss Intellectual Property Project under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Judicial Training Institute, Ghana Lands Commission, and the Ghana Integrity Initiative, a local chapter of Transparency International, West Africa Civil Society Institute.
Since being called to the Ghana Bar, Dr Adusei has attained remarkable excellence in corporate law practice and commercial litigation in the Superior Court of Judicature in Ghana. He has also been involved in a number of human rights/public interest litigation against mining companies and other agencies in Ghana.
In early 2017, Dr. Poku Adusei was made the Secretary to the Presidential Selection Committee for MMDCEs throughout the Country. He further served as the Chairman of the 2017 Investigative Committee on the Sale of State/Public Lands in Ghana.