Bisola Ojikutu arrived as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) to the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo in August 2022. She was most recently the Political and Economic Counselor and Acting DCM at the U.S. Embassy in Conakry, Guinea. At the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, she managed the largest civilian security sector program in Africa at the time. Ms. Ojikutu also served as the Africa Advisor (“Africa Watcher”) at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.
Additional overseas assignments include Kabul, Afghanistan; Brasilia, Brazil; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Multiple Washington, D.C. assignments focused on East African affairs and multilateral diplomacy in Africa. She mentored new diplomats as a Deputy Foreign Service Orientation Coordinator.
Ms. Ojikutu earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Kansas and was a visiting student at L’ Université Paul Valery in Montpellier, France. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Lincoln, Nebraska, but now calls Blaine, Washington home. Ms. Ojikutu is a former Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow and speaks French and Portuguese.