• Tuesday May 21 2024
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The Ambassador


H.E. Mrs. Genevieve Edna Apaloo

H.E. Mrs. Genevieve Edna Apaloo was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ghana to Japan on 26th January, 2022. She is Ghana’s first Female Ambassador to Japan.

Prior to her appointment, she was the Acting Head of Mission of the Embassy of Ghana in Washington DC, United States of America, from November 2020 to June 2021. After which she continued to serve in the same Embassy in the capacity of Deputy Chief of Mission and Head of Chancery until her commissioning as Ambassador-designate to Japan in January 2022.

Ambassador Apaloo served as the Director of the Asia and Pacific Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration from September 2017 to October 2019, during which time she was very instrumental in the implementation of Ghana’s Foreign Policy, vis-à-vis the Asian Pacific Region, and, notably, facilitated a number of visits by the President of the Republic of Ghana to some key countries of the Region, including, Japan.

As a Career Foreign Service Officer, she has also garnered experiences from working in various Bureaux of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and Ghana’s Missions in Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Togo, and France spanning a period of twenty-five years.

Ambassador Apaloo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, with combined honors in French and Spanish from the University of Ghana, and a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana. She has participated in several professional courses with special interest in good governance, peace and security, and diplomacy.

She enjoys reading, dancing, millinery, chocolate making and mentoring the youth.

Ambassador Apaloo is married with two children.