Hassan Ahmed (Ghanaian diplomat)

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Hassan Ahmed
Head of Protocol, Flagstaff House
President Nana Akuffo Addo
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 62–63)
Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Political party New Patriotic Party
Children 4
Alma mater Georgetown School of Foreign Affairs
Occupation Diplomat

Hassan Ahmed (born 1955) is a Ghanaian diplomat and a member of the New Patriotic Party of Ghana. He has served as Ghana's ambassador to several countries including Iran, Japan and Cuba. He was Head of Office of the UN-AU Hybrid office in Sudan. He is the current Director of Protocol for Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana.[1][2]

Working life

Hassan Ahmed graduated with a Master's degree from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Much of his working life has been spent as a career diplomat.[3] He was employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana and worked there for 34 years. He spent time in many countries including Saudi Arabia, Denmark, and Cuba. He was appointed Deputy Chief of Ghana's diplomatic mission in Japan.[4] When President Akuffo-Addo served as Minister of Foreign Affairs under the John Agyekum Kufuor administration, Ahmed was the Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[5] His last diplomatic posting was to the Islamic Republic of Iran. He served as Ghana Ambassador from 2008 to 2012.[6] After retiring from the Ministry of Foreign of Affairs, he took up an international appointment with the United Nations in 2013.[6] The position was with the United Nations-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Khartoum, Sudan, where he was appointed the Head of Office.[6]

Director of Protocol

Hassan Ahmed resigned from his UN position when President Akuffo-Addo appointed him to the position of Head of Protocol at The Flagstaff House.[1][3][6][7][8] His appointment by the president was well received as many believed that the team that the president had assembled were people of integrity who would help the president to execute his agenda.[9] As Director of State Protocol, Ahmed has the task of arranging all schedules of visits by the President as well as welcoming dignitaries to the presidency. One of such receptions was given to the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Sun Baohong, who paid a courtesy call on Ahmed to exchange ideas on how to improve the bilateral relationship between the two countries.[10] He also accompanies the president on overseas trips.[11]

Personal life

Hassan Ahmed is a Muslim and is married to Hajjia Ahmed with whom he has four children.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Nana Akufo-Addo makes key appointments for Presidency, National Security". Retrieved 2017-11-29. 
  2. ^ "PHOTOS: The faces of Nana Addo's key appointees at the presidency". 
  3. ^ a b c "Nana Akufo-Addo makes key appointments for Presidency, National Security - Government of Ghana". www.ghana.gov.gh. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  4. ^ Graphic.com.gh. "Meet Akufo-Addo's key team members at the presidency - Graphic Online". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  5. ^ Attenkah, Richard Kofi (2017-01-05). "Ghana: Nana's First Official Appointments". Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra). Retrieved 2017-11-21. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Profile of Nana Addo's administrative staff [Photos]". citifmonline.com. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  7. ^ "Full list of Nana Addo's administrative staff". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  8. ^ Tornyi, Emmanuel. "NPP Government: Nana Addo names Frema Osei Opare as Ghana"s first female Chief of Staff". Retrieved 2017-11-21. 
  9. ^ "Akufo-Addo 'clearly' knows what he's about - Jinapor". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2017-11-21. 
  10. ^ "Chinese Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Mdm. Sun Baohong paid a call on Director of State Protocol of Ghana". gh.chineseembassy.org. Retrieved 2017-11-21. 
  11. ^ "President Akufo Addo Meets Ghanaians In Mali: Promises To Transform Ghana". Radio XYZ 93.1Mhz. 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2017-11-21. 


Political offices
Preceded by
Director of Protocol
2017 -
Incumbent
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