PROFILE OF Ms. MERCY YVONNE AMOAH, DEPUTY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE AND CHARGE D'AFFAIRES A.I.

Ms. Mercy Yvonne Amoah


Ghana Permanent Mission - Geneva
56, Rue de Moillebeau
1209 Geneva
Tel: (+41-22) 919 04 50 - 52)
Fax: ( +41-22) - 734 91- 61
Email:chancery@ghana-mission.ch


Ms. Mercy Yvonne Amoah was posted to the Geneva Mission as Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative in December 2007.

Prior to that she had served from December 2004 to September 2007 as the Director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs where she had been responsible, among others, for the effective and efficient administration and management of the offices of the Minister and Deputy Minister.

From September 2000 to December 2002, Ms. Amoah served at the Ghana Embassy in Bonn. Following the relocation of the Embassy to Berlin as a result of the change of the German capital city, she worked as Minister-Counsellor in the Ghana Embassy in Berlin from December 2002 to November 2004.

Before serving in Germany, Ms. Amoah was Acting Director of the International Organizations and Conferences Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1998 to 2000, having returned from the Ghana Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York where she had been posted from August 1995 to September 1998 as Counsellor and Ghana’s delegate on the Second Committee of the United Nations.

Prior to the posting in New York, she had served as the Head of Chancery at the Ghana Embassy in Luanda, Angola from March 1994 to August 1995.

Ms. Amoah has also served in the Africa and OAU Bureau as well as the Policy Planning Bureau which was her first Bureau when she joined the Foreign Ministry in 1987.

Ms. Amoah studied at the University of Ghana from 1988 to 1989 for her Masters degree in International Affairs (LECIA) and at the University of Cape Coast from 1979 to 1984 from where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Education.

She had earlier had her secondary education at Wesley Girls High School from 1971 to 1976 and at Tema Secondary School from 1976 to 1978.

Her interests include sports, gospel music, movies and charity work.


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