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His Excellency Frédéric Edem Hegbe


Frédéric Edem Hegbe was appointed on January 19, 2017, by Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé. He presented his credentials to President Donald Trump on April 27, 2017.

Hegbe was born on April 27, 1951, nine years before Togo declared its independence from France, which had ruled the country since World War I.

Hegbe has worked as a professor and director at the College d’Enseignement General, Togo. A “CEG” is a postsecondary educational institution roughly equivalent to an American junior college.

Hegbe has been with the Togo Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1978, where he has served as head of protocol and consular affairs. Foreign postings have included service as first secretary at the Togolese embassy in Kinshasa, Zaire, and as

economic and commercial counselor in Washington, DC.

Hegbe has served as chargé d’affaires at Togo’s embassy in Washington since 1993, including a two-year stint as interim chief of mission from 1993 to 1995.

For a few years, at least roughly 2012 to 2014, Hegbe worked as a contract training instructor for the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, where he taught French. In 2014, he was a GG-11 under the grades similar to the general schedule pay scale.

He is married with three children.

Contact Information

Embassy of Togo
2208 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008

Phone: (202) 234-4212
Fax: (202) 232-3190