Ambassador Ramses Joseph Cleland is currently the Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana. He was appointed in December 2021.

Before his appointment Ambassador Cleland served as the Ambassador of Ghana to Switzerland and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva from 2017 to 2021, he was also Ghana’s Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Vienna from 2017 until 2019. He was recruited into the Foreign Service 1989, and has held various positions in the Ghana Foreign Ministry and successively served in Ghana Missions in France, Brazil, Cote D’Ivoire, Ireland, United Kingdom and Togo.

Ambassador Cleland received a Law Degree (LLB) from the University of London, UK and continued his law studies at BPP School of Law in London, 2011. He was called to the Ghana Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degrees in Public Administration from the University of Bordeaux, (France) an MA in International Affairs from the Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIA) Legon, as well as a Diploma in International Relations from the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon. He also holds an MA Degree in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the Graduate Institute of Geneva.

Mr. Ramses J. Cleland was born on 25th August, 1963 in Cairo, Egypt. He is Married with four adult children. He loves reading, tennis, music (Piano, Guitar), and mountain climbing.