Ambassador Albert Yankey 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 Ghana Missions abroad: London (1992-1996), Addis Ababa (1999-2001), Seoul (2001-2003) New York (2006-2010), and Abidjan (2012). He was appointed Ghana’s Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the Permanent Representative to the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA) between January 2013 to April 2017. He was also concurrently accredited to the South Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia.

From April 2017 to March 2019 he was the Acting Chief Director of the Ministry. Ambassador Yankey was appointed Chief Director in March 2019.

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 creative arts and sports.