African Union Commisioner for International Law
Kathleen Quartey Ayensu is a native of Ghana. Immediately before her appointment as Attorney General, she served as chief state attorney for the Ministry of Justice in Accra, Ghana, a post she held since 1999. She also has a decade of experience as an attorney in private practise in Washington, D.C.
Ayensu, who was born on January 25, 1953, has a master’s degree in comparative law from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; a master of laws degree from the University of London; and other degrees from The Inns of Court School of Law, the University of Ghana and L’Universite de Grenoble, France.
She is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, Ghana, and England and Wales.