Charlotte Osei is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and of the International Bar Association, an international elections consultant, lecturer and a published writer. She holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Ghana; an LLM from Queen’s University, Canada and a MBL from the University of South Africa. She served as International Electoral Commissioner to Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission (2019), as Chair of Ghana’s Electoral Commission (2015-2018), as Chair of Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education (2011-2015) and as president of the Association of African Election Authorities (2015-2018). She is currently a director of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) She also has served on the Boards of several Ghanaian and international institutions including GCB Bank Limited, Ghana Reinsurance Company Limited and The African Capacity Building Foundation based in Zimbabwe.
Charlotte has received many awards and distinctions in the course of her career. These include Chatham House International Prize finalist (2017) and Woman of Courage Award (2017) from the government of the USA, Glitz Africa woman of the year award (governance category) and recognitions from the African Public Service conference (2019) and many others. She’s a recognized youth and women empowerment leader and is passionate about developing the next generation of leaders.