Michael Moussa-Adamo became ambassador of Gabon to the United States on Sept. 9, 2011.
Moussa is no stranger to Washington. After completing his master’s degree in international relations and communications at Boston University in 1989, he worked as a consultant to the World Wildlife Fund at its D.C. headquarters. Over the course of a decade, he also lived and worked in three American cities: Boston, Washington and Phoenix.
He returns to the United States after a two-decade career in public service, which included five years as a deputy in the Gabonese National Assembly, where he served as spokesman for the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs and defense. Moussa 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 information technology division of the Department of Communication in the Office of the President.
In addition to his work with the World Wildlife Fund, Moussa has also been a teaching assistant in the African Studies Center at Boston University; research assistant at the Center for International Relations at Boston University, studying the economies of the Pacific Rim; a consultant at JSI/World Education, where he evaluated the BAND AID/LIVE AID philanthropic projects; and a consultant at IFESH (International Foundation for Education and Self-Help) in Phoenix, where he worked on the first African American Summit held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
He is also the founder of two small consulting businesses in Gabon, MS Consulting and LOCAT.
Moussa is married and the father of six children, including three attending colleges in the United States.
His predecessor, Carlos Victor Boungou, was appointed Gabon’s ambassador to South Korea.
Embassy of Gabon
2034 20th St. NW #200
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 797-1000
Fax: (202) 332-0668