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AUC Deputy Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

H.E. Quartey Thomas Kwesi

H.E. Quartey Thomas Kwesi, born on 17 December 1950, is a Ghanaian national with over 35 years of experience as a diplomat. He was elected as the new Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission. Ambassador Quartey has served in various capacities in Ghana’s Embassies and High Commissions in Cotonou, Cairo, Brussels, Havana, and London.


The Deputy Chairperson of the AUC assists the Chairperson in the execution of his or her functions to ensure the smooth running of the Commission and is in charge of administration and finance. The Deputy acts as the Chairperson in his or her absence. The Deputy Chairperson is elected by the Assembly for a four-year term, renewable once. Election is by secret ballot and a two-thirds majority of Member States eligible to vote. The Deputy must not be from the same region as the Chairperson of the Commission. Elections and terms are governed by the AU Assembly Rules of Procedure and the Commission Statutes.


October 23, 2020

The Chinese Ambassador to the African Union, H.E.

October 08, 2020

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), through the African Union, today received the third a

October 07, 2020

The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Mr. Kwesi Quartey, received H.E.

July 22, 2020

The outgoing Norwegian Permanent Representative to the African Union, H.E. Mr.

February 05, 2020

4th High-Level Dialogue on Gender Equality and Education in Africa.

February 09, 2019



September 29, 2018

Women of excellence; African women feted for their relentless liberation struggles and outstanding contribution to de

November 13, 2017

The African Union will tomorrow, 14th November 2017 launch the Gender and Development Initiative for Africa (GADIA).