Until his assumption of duty recently as Acting Chief Director, Ambassador Albert Yankey was accredited to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa from January 2013 to April 2017. He was also concurrently accredited to the South Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia.

He was recruited into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration as a Branch “A5” Foreign Service Officer in April 1986 and has spent more than three decades in the diplomatic service.  In the course of his career, Ambassador Yankey has served in various capacities both at the Ministry and in the London (1992-1996), Addis Ababa (1999-2001 and 2013-2017), Seoul (2001-2003) and New York (2006-2010) Missions.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (English and Classics) degree from the University of Ghana, Legon as well as post-graduate studies in International Relations; Public Administration; Development Administration; Law and Business Administration.

His hobbies are the creative arts and sports.