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H.E. Anne-Sophie Ave makes Avance Media Top 30 Female Diplomats in Ghana list

French diplomat H.E. Anne-Sophie Ave has earned recognition in the list of Top 30 Female Diplomats in Ghana by leading PR firm Avance Media for “excellently delivering her mission duties to support the development of Ghana”.

The list, which was announced on Wednesday (June 22), is part of the Avance Media Honours initiative, which was established to honour the 2022 Female Diplomat of the Year, which will be decided through a public voting exercise via This year’s list is ranked as Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Heads of Mission, and Country Directors working in the country on behalf of their countries, the AU, UN, and other diplomatic organizations.

Anne-Sophie Ave has been critically lauded for her illustrious contributions towards the growth of Ghana’s creative economy and her pivotal role in bridging the gap between France and Ghana through cultural exchanges, lifestyle and sports.

She got involved in the music industry, connecting French artists Passi and Orti to Ghanaian musicians Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Kwabena Kwabena, Becca, Fameye, Akwaboah, and Gasmilla. She went ahead to organize the Paris in Accra concert in November 2021 and the return leg, Accra in Paris, on April 23, 2022. She also hosts a TV talk show in Ghana called ‘Touch of France’.

According to the MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah, the recognition which is being bestowed on the female diplomats is to acknowledge their accomplishments as a diplomat who has risen through the ranks to attain such a great height in a field dominated by males. He further reiterated that he believes this will be an inspiration to other women and through this honour, their works and story will motivate young women in Ghana and other parts of the world to follow in their career footsteps.

Listed in alphabetical order, below are the names of the 2022 Avance Media’s Top 30 Female Diplomats in Ghana.

  1. H.E. Abibatou Wane-Fal – Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  2. H.E. Dr Aisa Kirabo Kacyira – High Commissioner of Rwanda to Ghana
  3. H.E. Anette Chao Garcia – Ambassador of Cuba to Ghana
  4. H.E. Dr Angela Lusigi – Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  5. H.E. Angela Trenton-Mbonde – Country Director, United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  6. H.E. Anne Sophie AVÉ – Ambassador of France to Ghana
  7. H.E. Anne-Claire Dufay Demoulin – Representative, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF
  8. H.E. Barbara Clemens – Representative, UN World Food Programme (WFP)
  9. H.E. Birgit La Cour Madsen – Deputy Ambassador of Denmark to Ghana
  10. H.E. Claudia Turbay Quintero – Ambassador of Colombiato Ghana
  11. H.E. Daniela d’Orlandi – Ambassador of Italy to Ghana
  12. H.E. Dr Erieka Bennett – Head of Mission, Diaspora African Forum
  13. H.E. Esther Kiragu – Representative, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  14. H.E. Eyerusalem Fasika – Country Manager, African Development Bank (AFDB)
  15. H.E. Fatima Denton – Director, United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)
  16. H.E. Frances Virginia Anderson – High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Ghana
  17. H.E. Grace Jeanet Mason – High Commissioner of South Africa to Ghana
  18. H.E. Harriet Thompson – High Commissioner of United Kingdom to Ghana
  19. H.E. Heike Friesel – Director, Goethe-Institut Ghana
  20. H.E. Ifeoma Esther Charles-Monwuba– Representative, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
  21. H.E. Imane Ouaadil – Ambassador of Morocco to Ghana
  22. H.E. Ingrid Mollestad – Ambassador of Norway to Ghana
  23. H.E. Juliette Babb-Riley – High Commissioner of Barbados to Ghana
  24. H.E. Kati Csaba – High Commissioner of Canada to Ghana
  25. H.E. Olga Syradin – Ambassador of Guinea to Ghana
  26. H.E. Ozlem Ergun Ulueren – Ambassador of Turkey to Ghana
  27. H.E. Regina Bauerochse Barbosa – Country Director, GIZ Ghana
  28. H.E. Selma Ashipala-Musavyi – High Commissioner of Namibia to Ghana
  29. H.E. Shlomit Sufa – Ambassador of Israel to Ghana
  30. H.E. Virginia E. Palmer – Ambassador of USA to Ghana

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