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Kwesi Quartey

African Union Commission
Deputy Chairperson
Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, the third Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission since March 2017, manages the Commission’s key administrative and financial portfolios to ensure operational efficiency of the Union. His strategic focus is to ensure the operational systems are fully functional and aligned, to enhance the institutional capacity of the Commission, organs, liaison offices and specialized agencies. This is to help build the strong foundation needed to drive and coordinate the vision of the Union – an integrated, prosperous, democratic, peaceful and united Africa at peace with itself and the world. Elected by the African Union Executive Council, and appointed by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the 55 member states in January 2017, the Deputy Chairperson’s core mandate also includes standing in for the Chairperson in his absence.