|Intro||Ghanaian civil servant and diplomat|
|Birth||1944, Ghana, Ghana|
Virginia Hesse (born 1944) is a Ghanaian civil servant and diplomat. She is Ghana’s ambassador to the Czech Republic. She spent her entire professional career in the Ghanaian public service.
A native of Osu, Accra, Virginia Hesse is a member of the notable Hesse family. Her brother, Lebrecht Wilhelm Fifi Hesse (1934 – 2000) was the first black African Rhodes Scholar, two-time Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and a member of the Public Services Commission of Ghana. Her other brother, Christian Hesse served as Ghana’s ambassador to the Soviet Union and later to Russia in the 1980s and 1990s.
She is an alumna of the University of Ghana, Legon and worked at the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Accra, as a commercial officer. She was sworn into office as the Ghanaian Ambassador to the Czech Republic, together with four other envoys, on 2 August 2017 by Nana Akufo-Addo; the president of Ghana. She is a lifelong Presbyterian and a member of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Osu.