Personal and Family

Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson was born on Tuesday, 14th November 1961 in Kumasi to Dr Benoni Kweku Bondzi-Simpson and Mrs Dorcas Bondzi-Simpson as their third child and third son. He had his primary education at the State Experimental Primary School, Nyiaeso, Kumasi.

He is married to Dr. Mrs. Alberta Bondzi-Simpson, a Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Management at the University of Cape Coast, and has five children: Nana Adom, Ekow Amissah Vuka, Nana Joojo Abedu, Nana Kojo Nunoo, and Nyameba Ebow Tawia.

He is a Christian – a Methodist. While at the University of Cape Coast, he worshiped with the University Interdenominational Church.  In Accra, he worships with the Bethany Society of the Methodist Church. He is the First President of the Abura Chapter, Cape Coast, of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) and a Life Member of the FGBMFI.  He is also a Life Member of the Bible Society of Ghana (BSG).

Secondary, Tertiary and Professional Education and Training

Following secondary education at Mfantsipim, Cape Coast (Ordinary Level) and St. John’s School, Sekondi (Advanced Level), his tertiary qualifications are from the University of Ghana (1980-1984, LLB), Ghana School of Law (1984-1986, QCBL), University of Saskatchewan (1986-1987, LLM), University of Toronto (1987-1991, SJD) and University of Cape Coast (2010-2011, PGDE).

Bondzi-Simpson has participated in certificate programmes in Project Management, and Management of Higher Education Institutions, at the Galilee International Management Institute, Israel; and he has attended courses at the Hague Academy of International Law (The Hague, The Netherlands); the International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg, France); the Institute of International Public Law and International Relations (Thessaloniki, Greece); and the Ghana Stock Exchange (Accra, Ghana).

After pursuing post-graduate qualifications in Canada and briefly working there, Bondzi-Simpson has, since his return to Ghana in 1996, distinguished himself in service as a scholar, academic leader, legal practitioner, business consultant and public servant.  He brings all these relevant and varying experiences to bear in tasks that he performs.

Work Experience

Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, Vice Chancellor of Methodist University Ghana, is the immediate past Rector, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (2017-2021). A Professor of Law since April 2010, he is the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Coast; a former Dean of Business at the same university; a former Director of Legal Services and Investigations, of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice; and a former Editor of the Ghana School of Law Journal and Senior Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law.  He is a barrister and solicitor. He has a track record of outstanding achievement as a scholar and jurist, and of dedication to God and country.

Educational Governance and Administration

Bondzi-Simpson has acquired a vast and varied educational-institution governance experience resulting from his Rectorship and membership of the Governing Council of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration; as well as his membership of the University Council of the University of Cape Coast; membership of the Board of Trustees of the Judicial Training Institute; membership of the Board of Regents of Central University College and subsequently as Council member of Central University; membership of the Board of Directors of Perez University College; membership of the Board of Trustees and General Counsel of the Institute for Development and Technology Management; chairmanship of  the Entity Tender Committee of Komenda College of Education; membership of the Board of Directors of the Mfantsiman Institute of Technology; and membership of the Board of Governors of the William de Graft Methodist Basic Schools. Indeed, his forte being in corporate and business law, Bondzi-Simpson has served on, and/or as counsel to numerous corporate boards.  He thus has the requisite business-mindedness and savvy to complement his educational leadership and public administration credentials.


On account of his legal, governance and public service expertise, Bondzi-Simpson has on several occasions been consulted to assist the Republic of Ghana in diverse capacities.  He has been a facilitator and moderator of the Chief Justice’s Forum held in 2009 and 2014, respectively at Elmina and Accra. He delivered the maiden Constitution Day Public Lecture under the auspices of the Office of the President and the Ministry of Information, on 7th January 2019. He has also been a resource person for various tertiary institutions and other schools, law faculties, professional bodies, UN agencies, NGOs, and faith-based organizations.  He has chaired search committees for various traditional and technical universities and colleges of education for various positions, namely Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Principal, Provost, Dean, Academic Director, and Finance Officer; as well as for a Chief Executive of Ghana Universities Press.

He has had literally hundreds of speaking engagements – at universities and colleges, to professional bodies, governmental, international and non-governmental agencies, in Church and to Christian organizations, and as the guest/keynote speaker at the speech and prize giving day ceremonies of basic and secondary schools.


The pioneering and standard Ghanaian textbooks in both Company Law and the Law of Contract were written by him.  They are used by virtually all law students and law teachers in law faculties and schools and business schools in Ghana’s universities, university colleges, polytechnics and professional institutes; and these textbooks are routinely referred to by judges and magistrates handling business law cases.  Apart from books, he has numerous other publications of various genres: book chapters, refereed journal papers, technical papers, conference proceedings.

Prof. Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson