Dr. Kodzo Alabo
Kodzo is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Intercessors for Africa (IFA). He also leads an independent consulting practice in Diplomacy and International Economic Relations.
He is a career diplomat with strong track record spanning over three decades with the Ghana Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MFARI). He served in Italy, Angola, India and Russia and became the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation with concurrent accreditation to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, and Ukraine.
Prior to being appointed Ambassador, Kodzo served in various senior positions, including being the Director of the Africa and Regional Integration Bureau of MFARI, making him the Government’s Chief Adviser on African, African Union and ECOWAS affairs; he was also a member of the Ghana delegation during the negotiation of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. He was instrumental in major milestones in bilateral and multilateral business negotiations with other African countries.
Kodzo was educated at the University of Ghana, Legon and Kiev State University’s Faculty of International Relations and International Law in Kiev, Ukraine. He possesses master’s and PhD degrees in International Economic Relations. He also holds post-graduate diplomas in Management and Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and International Relations from Nairobi University in Kenya.
Besides English, he is fluent in Russian and French and has working knowledge of Italian and Portuguese. An ordained Minister, Kodzo is married to Dr. Fatima Alabo and they are blessed with two adult children and a grand- son.