Yvonne Apea Mensah

Yvonne Apea Mensah

2012 AfDB Fellow

Yvonne is currently Head, Political Affairs and Protocol at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

After her Fellowship, she served as Head of Office of the Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General, supporting the oversight and coordination function of the Secretariat’s political, legal and human rights teams. 

Yvonne is a qualified lawyer who commenced her career at a private law firm in Ghana. Her career in international development spans experience at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Chatham House, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

  • Country: Ghana
  • Current base: The Hague

 

The Fellowship was a unique learning experience which continues to open many doors for me. It impacted my career in three major ways; practical experience, exposure to the highest levels of continental and multilateral decision-making processes and direct mentorship from the former President of the Bank.

Yvonne Apea Mensah