Thomas Kwesi Quartey, the first Ghanaian to be elected deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission

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H.E. Quartey Thomas Kwesi, born on December 17, 1950, is a seasoned Ghanaian diplomat with over 35 years of experience. He recently assumed the role of Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

Throughout his career, Ambassador Quartey has served in various key positions, including postings in Ghana's Embassies and High Commissions in Cotonou, Cairo, Brussels, Havana, and London. Notably, he also represented Ghana as the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

Quartey's political acumen and diplomatic finesse were further demonstrated during his tenure as Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister under former President John Mahama's administration. Additionally, he held the position of Secretary to the President, showcasing his trusted status within Ghana's leadership circles.

His expertise extends to financial and economic negotiations, particularly with the European Commission, and he has provided valuable insights on investments and administrative and international law matters throughout his career.

As Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Quartey's responsibilities include assisting the Chairperson in executing their duties for the Commission's smooth functioning, with a specific focus on administration and finance. In the Chairperson's absence, Quartey assumes leadership, ensuring continuity and effective governance.

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