His Excellency Mahamat Ali Adoum Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Chad To Canada
Ambassador Mahamat Ali Adoum
A senior official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, several times ambassador, minister and international civil servant, Ambassador Mahamat Ali Adoum is a career diplomat. Born in 1947, Mr. Adoum holds a graduate degree in education from the University of Brazzaville, a bachelor's degree in political science from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada, and a Master Degree in relations. Johns Hopkins University washington DC, (USA) School of Advanced International Studies.
He was Ambassador of Chad to the United States from 1983 to 1992 with accreditation to Canada and Argentina. Then ambassador to Belgium with accreditation to the European Economic Community at the time, to the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Thereafter he became Minister of Foreign Affairs of his country for 2 years. He was Co-agent of Chad before the International Court of Justice in The Hague on the Chad-Libya territorial dispute
He then joined the World Bank in April 1994 to serve as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director in charge of French-speaking African countries, a position he held until 2003. After the World Bank, he was appointed Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Chad to the United Nations in New York.
Ambassador Adoum is Ambassador Dignitary of Chad, Officer of the National Order, and Officer of Civic Merit. He is married and has four children.