John Agyekum Kufuor was president of Ghana from 2001 to 2009. His victory over John Atta Mills after the end of Jerry Rawlings' second term marked the first peaceful democratic transition of power in Ghana since independence in 1957.
He is an Oxford-trained lawyer. He was a minister in Kofi Abrefa Busia's Progress Party government during Ghana's second republic.
John Kufuor is married with Madam Theresa Kufuor of which they have five children.