Joseph A. Allotey holds a B.A. (Hons) in Political Science, M. A. in International Affairs and Certificates in Diplomacy. His working life saw him serving as Deputy Director of Passports, the State Protocol Office and as Director of the Middle East and Asia Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Accra.
He is a former Ghanaian diplomat who served in various capacities in Japan, the Russian Federation, the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Libya.
He has been doing research on theology, foreign policy, contemporary global diplomacy and international relations in order to find new ways of ensuring durable resolution of national, regional and global conflicts.
He was married to the late Mrs. Dorothy Nana Ama Allotey (nee Anderson) with whom he has four children: David, Mavis, Deborah and Ruth.