Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah
Ambassador of Ghana to the United States
His Excellency Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, the 19th Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States of America, presented his credentials to President Donald John Trump on 21st July, 2017. This is his second Diplomatic Assignment, having previously served as Ambassador of Ghana to Japan with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Singapore from 2001 to 2008.
Born on December 15, 1942 in Kumasi, Ghana, he attended Prempeh College where he was appointed Senior House Prefect of Freeman House and in his sophomore year, at the University of Ghana, Legon, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, he was voted into office as President of Commonwealth Hall Junior Common Room. He has a Master of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Doctor of Philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington. HE Adjei-Barwuah also has a Certificate in Counselling from The Centre for the Advancement in Counselling, London, England.
His Excellency’s academic engagements have included these positions – Teaching Assistant (University of Ghana; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee); Teaching Associate (Indiana University); Lecturer and Research Fellow (University of Ghana); Senior Lecturer ( Erith College of Technology, Bexley, England); Head of Access and Development (Hackney Adult Education Institute, London); Part-time lecturer at the London Open College and also at the United Nations Population Institute in Accra, Ghana. He was Professor and First Dean of Business School at the African University College of Communications.
As a Development Advisor in England’s Learning and Skills Development Agency, Dr. Adjei-Barwuah provided consultancy and training for Further Education Colleges and businesses in England and Wales. He was a member of Britain’s Further Education Funding Council’s (Kennedy) Committee that reviewed England’s Further Education system in 1995.
Whilst lecturing at the University of Ghana, Dr. Adjei-Barwuah also hosted a popular weekly discussion programme (Youth Forum) on Ghana Television.
Dr. Adjei-Barwuah led the revitalization of Ghana’s tourism industry for eight years (1975-1983), having first served as the last Managing Director of the Ghana Tourist Control Board and later as first Executive Director of the Ghana Tourist Board. In these positions he was the youngest head of any state institution in Ghana.
Considered by many as Ghana’s most effective diplomat, Dr. Adjei-Barwuah has proven himself as a dedicated public servant and a distinguished statesman. He is committed to the socio-economic development of his country. He places emphasis on social justice and inclusion as well as a fairer formula for international relations.