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Both Father & Daughter Became Ghana's Ambassador to France; A Groundbreaking Career of Anna Bossman.

Born in Kumasi on December 1, 1957 the Ghanaian diplomat and Human Rights lawyer, Anna Bossman is a product of Holy Child School and Achimota for her Ordinary and Advance Level Certificates.

She then went to the University of Ghana to study Law and proceeded to the Ghana Law School where she was called to the Bar in 1980.

The human rights advocate who's walked the path of her father as a diplomat is the daughter of Dr. Jonathan Emmanuel Bossman, a medical doctor and diplomat. Her father was Ghana's permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva. He also later became Ghana's Ambassador to France which Anna Bossman recounts in an interview with the Embassy of France in Ghana as her first encounter with the French language and education.

After her national service with the Ministry of Justice, she has had an incredible career in management, legal and consultancy positions with international oil and gas companies. She began by accepting a job with an American company Tenneco Oil Exploration in Gabon, and recounts how as the first and only woman and black person on the company's Gabon management team, it was tough at times. Nevertheless she gained an invaluable experience and a successful career. She became the first woman Secretary General of the Gabonese Union of Petroleum Companies.

Her career in the oil and gas industry spanned over 25 years in Gabon, Angola, Congo, Ivory Coast and Ghana.

In 1996, she set up the Bossman Consultancy Limited providing advisory and consulting services to the power and energy sectors, investors, multinational institutions and donor agencies.

She was in 2002 appointed Deputy Commissioner and Acting Commissioner and Chair of Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in Ghana.

The Anti Corruption campaigner was later appointed in 2011 by the African Development Bank as director of Integrity and Anti Corruption in charge of investigations of fraud, corruption and other malpractices in the bank 's group finance operations.

In 2017, H.E Anna Bossman was appointed as Ghana's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France and Portugal and permanent representative of Ghana to UNESCO.

She has been acknowledged for her immense contribution and service to include being awarded at the Ghana Legacy Honors alongside other distinguished personalities, Ghana Women's Achievers Award for Excellence in Human Rights And The Law, A recipient of the Corruption Hunters Integrity Award from the World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance 2010.

Here's to celebrating the legacy of the distinguished Anti Corruption Compainer, Human Rights Lawyer and diplomat for her exploits and impact.

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