His Excellency Ali. Adoum is the Ambassador of the Republic of Chad in Canada. He is also the DEAN of all African Ambassadors in Canada.
Before Canada he was Chad’s Ambassador to the United States, and Argentina. He was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs on May 22, 1992, serving until July 1993. During this time, he was a co-agent representing the Chadian government at the International Court of Justice in 1993 regarding his country’s territorial dispute with Libya.In April 1994, Adoum joined the World Bank as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for African French-speaking countries, and he remained at the World Bank until 2003. He was later appointed as Permanent Representative of Chad to the United Nations, presenting his credentials to the UN Secretary-General on February 15, 2005.He served until 2013 when he was replaced by Cherif Mahamat Zene.
In May 2014, Adoum was appointed as Ambassador to Canada.
Adoum received a diploma in education from Université de Brazzaville, a bachelor’s degree in political science from Université Laval in Quebec City, and his master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.