Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe serves as executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Duke Energy. He is the primary legal advisor to Duke Energy’s board of directors and senior management, and he leads the Office of the General Counsel, which includes the company’s legal, corporate governance, internal audit, and ethics and compliance functions.Joining the company in 2002, Ghartey-Tagoe has held numerous positions in the legal department covering several areas of legal services to Duke Energy. Prior to being named chief legal officer in October 2019 and corporate secretary in May 2020, Ghartey-Tagoe served as president of Duke Energy’s utility operations in South Carolina. Before joining the company, Ghartey-Tagoe was a partner with McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond, Va.Ghartey-Tagoe serves on the board of visitors of Duke University Law School. He is also on the advisory board of Progress in Education Inc., a charitable and educational organization that serves students in Ghana and the USA. In 2013, Ghartey-Tagoe received the Diversity Champion Award from the Charlotte Business Journal, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund honored him with an Award of Excellence for his outstanding achievements in the legal profession and his dedication to diversity in the workplace.A native of Ghana, Ghartey-Tagoe earned a Juris Doctor degree from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with joint honors in economics and finance, from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business. In 2017, he was conferred an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by Francis Marion University. Ghartey-Tagoe and his wife, Phyllis, have three daughters – Effe, Aseda and Gracie.

Associations with entities

No results found
No results found
Try adjusting your search or filter to find what you're looking for.
There are no items