Ambassador Philbert Johnson
H.E. Philbert Isaac Kobina Abaka Johnson has 25 years of experience in the field of diplomacy. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador of Ghana to Austria and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Offices in Vienna, he served in various capacities in Ghana Missions abroad and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. He served as Deputy Head of Mission of the High Commission of Ghana in Ottawa, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations, New York, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Ghana in Brussels, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Ghana in Moscow and Counsellor, Embassy of Ghana in Berne.
While at base, Ambassador Johnson served as Director, Africa and Regional Integration Bureau, and Director Europe Bureau. He was the first Director of the Diaspora Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. He has also served at the then Policy Planning, International Organisations, Africa, Finance and the Americas Bureaux of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana. From 1995 to 1996, he was the Special Assistant to the Special Representative of the Chairman of ECOWAS in Liberia.
Ambassador Johnson holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the University of Ghana, another Master’s Degree in International Trade Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute in Berne, Switzerland, a Bachelor’s degree in History and a diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has participated in several courses in diplomacy, leadership and mediation. He has also been a member of Ghana’s delegation to several international meetings and conferences.
Ambassador Johnson is interested in issues that require analytical and progressive thinking on sustainable development, Diaspora Engagement, International Trade Law and Economics as well as Conflict Resolution..