On February 12, 2019, the President and Board Members of the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana met with the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan.
The meeting was to officially introduce the AmCham Ghana Board to the Ambassador and also interact for the first time since she presented her credentials to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on January 23, 2019.
They had further discussions on how the Chamber and the Embassy can collaborate to strengthen U.S Ghana relations in the areas of commerce and tourism. According to the Ambassador, much as she is interested in seeing more U.S business coming into Ghana, she also wants to see more Americans visiting Ghana for leisure.
The Ambassador also stated she plans to work with AmCham in selling Ghana’s potentials to drive commerce and tourism for mutual benefits.
Ambassador Sullivan served as Chief of Operations for the Africa Region of Peace Corps from 1994 to 96, as well as a role as Political Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Ghana. Most recently, she was the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, after having been Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central African Affairs and Security Affairs since January 2017.
Ms. Sullivan served as the Political Chief in Accra, Ghana (1997-2001) and as management, consular, and political officer in Douala and Yaoundé, Cameroon (1986-1988). Other Washington assignments include desk officer for Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso in the Bureau of African Affairs (1991-93) as well as post management and human resources positions supporting colleagues in Africa, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere.