Charlotte Kesson-Smith Osei (born 1 February 1969) is the current chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana. She became the first female to serve in this office since the independence of Ghana.Before her appointment she was the chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education.
Osei was born in Axim, Ghana. Her mother is of [mixed West African nationality and her father is Ghanaian.
Osei had her secondary education at the Ghana National College in Cape Coast. She proceeded to the University of Ghana where she obtained her LLB in 1992 and Ghana School of Law where she obtained and called to the bar in 1994. She also holds Master of Business Leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa, Pretoria (2006), Master of Laws, (LLM), from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.