His Excellency Michael Moussa-Adamo was appointed by the President of Gabon, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba and presented his credentials as the new Ambassador of the Gabonese Republic to United States President Barack Obama on September 9, 2011.
Ambassador Moussa-Adamo succeeded His Excellency Carlos Victor Boungou, who was appointed as Gabon’s envoy to the Republic of Korea in Seoul. In the months prior to Ambassador Moussa-Adamo's appointment, he was a leader in Gabon participating in high-level discussions surrounding headline topics in global affairs and working with the President of Gabon, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba to ensure that Gabon had a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Ambassador Moussa-Adamo's dedication to public service is evident following a two-decade career, including five years as a Congressman in the Gabonese National Assembly Parliament, where he served as Spokesman for the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense. He has also served as Special Advisor to the President of Gabon; Chief of Staff to the Minister of National Defense; Diplomatic Counselor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Head of the Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sports; and, Chief of the Communication and Information Technology Department in the Office of the President.
Over the course of 10 years, the Ambassador has lived and worked throughout the United States. In 1989, he completed his Master’s Degree in International Relations and Communications at Boston University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree.
In addition to Boston, Massachusetts, Ambassador Moussa-Adamo has lived in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona and currently resides in Washington, D.C. He has dedicated a significant amount of time to his professional work with the World Wildlife Fund at its Washington, DC headquarters. At Boston University, he was a Teaching Assistant in the African Studies Center and a Research Assistant studying the economies of the Pacific Rim countries at the Center for International Relations and Communication. Ambassador Moussa-Adamo is a former Chair of the African Ambassador’s Group in Washington, DC and Co-Chairs the Group’s Economic Development Group.