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Mr. Ernest-Burke Asare-Asiedu is a retired career diplomat. In July, 1991, he joined the Ghana Foreign Service after having served as the District Secretary (now District Chief Executive) for the Nkwanta District, during the era of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).
Mr. Asare-Asiedu began his diplomatic career as an Assistant Director in the Africa & OAU Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. In November, 2017, he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ghana to the Republic of Liberia. Additionally, he held the following appointments: –
- November, 2015 – November, 2017, Minister Plenipotentiary and Head of Chancery, Embassy of Ghana, Washington DC.
- 2014 – 2015, Director, Multilateral Relations Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Accra.
- November, 2012 – July, 2014, Director of Estates and General Services Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Accra.
- November, 2012 – July, 2014, Director, Accra International Conference Centre.
- 2008 – 2012, Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Head of Mission, Havana, Cuba.
- 2007 – 2008, Acting Director, Bilateral Relations, Trade and Investment Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Accra.
- 2006 – 2007, Acting Director Estates and General Services Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Accra.
- 2006 – 2007, Director, Accra International Conference Centre.
- 2002 – 2006, Head of Chancery and Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of Ghana, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
- 2000 – 2002, Assistant Director, International Organisations and Conferences Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Accra.
- 1996 – 2000, First Secretary /Head of Chancery & Consul, Embassy of Ghana, Cairo, Egypt.
- January – May, 1996, Advanced Diploma, German Institute of International Development & Cooperation (DSC), Berlin, Germany.
- 1991 – 1996, Assistant Director, Africa and OAU Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Accra.
Ambassador Asare-Asiedu holds a Master of Arts (M.A) degree in International Relations and Diplomacy, Advance Diploma in Diplomacy, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with Geography and a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia. In March 2015 he was admitted as Defence Diplomacy Scholar by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence Academy and the Cranfield University after successfully completing the Strategic Leadership Programme organised in Accra.
Additionally, he has attended many professional courses in the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), including the Human Resource Management for Senior Executives in the Ghana Public Service; the Egyptian Diplomatic Training Institute as well as the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). In June 2015 he participated in the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, training in the Planning and Execution of Peace Support Operations (ECOWAS AFRICAN JOINT AFRICAN EXERCISE), the course was organised for Senior Military and Civilian Police Commanders including Senior Civil Servants and Administrators drawn from across the African continent.
Ambassador Asare-Asiedu brings to his advisory role in Beacon Maritime a rich store of experience, practice and knowledge in global and regional strategic leadership, a high appreciation of defence and security matters, international affairs and diplomacy, public policy and understanding of legal environments.