The Governing Board of the  Institute of  Diplomatic Practice and Development Policies held its Inaugural Meeting chaired  by Ambassador James Victor GBEHO who was nominated and accepted by the Board as its Chairman in the afternoon of Thursday, 21June, 2012 at the Institute in East Legon , Accra. The Chairman, Ambassador J. V. GBEHO, a seasoned diplomat, is a Former Permanent Representative of Ghana to the UN; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana and the immediate past President of the Ecowas Commission.


Other members of the Board are:
Dr Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse , the First African Female Resident Coordinator of the UN System, former Deputy Director-General of the International Labour  Organisation [ILO],  Chief Advisor of the President of Ghana from 2006 to 2009, current Interim Chairperson of the five member AU Panel of the Wise and an ardent advocate on African economic and social imperatives;
Dr. Lawrence Victor Essien , Professor of Law, Fordham University, New York and Board  Member of the National Council of Ghanaian Associations in New York;
Ambassador Francis A. Tsegah, Former Ghana’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and current Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Accra;
Mrs. Ama Kumi Thomas: Senior Attorney in Los Angeles, US and Secretary to the Board;
Ambassador Nana Bema Kumi, Executive Director of I – 2DP  and Former Ghana’s Ambassador to the European Union, the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg.